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Dr. Vikas, Psychiatrist
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I have been perscribed 100 mg of sertraline and 15 mgs of Buspirone

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I have been perscribed 100 mg of sertraline and 15 mgs of Buspirone per am. Are they okay to take together? I have a lot of anxiety. Also I am to take 1mg ofAtivan when I have chest pain. I have been ruled out for heart attack.

Dr Vikas :

Hello ! Thank you for your question, I’m Dr. Vikas (M.D Psychiatry) and I’ll try to help you today.

Dr Vikas :

Yes, Buspirone is often prescribed with SSRI antidepressants like Sertraline to augment its action.

Dr Vikas :

It is specially useful for anxiety disorders.

Dr Vikas :

are you there?

Customer:

Yes I am

Dr Vikas :

Ativan can be used for controlling acute anxiety attacks.

Dr Vikas :

on as and when required basis.

Customer:

That's what my Doctor said, however I am afraid to take the Ativan as he perscribed it.

Dr Vikas :

I don't think there is any reason behind it. Ativan is also an effective antianxiety medicine and can be taken on as and when needed basis.

Dr Vikas :

its mechanism of action is totally different from Buspirone.

Customer:

Also, I have a LQTS that is .489, should I be concerned taking these meds ? My Dr doesn't sse concerned at all

Customer:

This syndrome seems to be inherited since all three of my sister's, mom and myself have this.

Dr Vikas :

see, your doctor will only prescribe you only those medicine which he or she think is appropriate for you after considering your medical and physical condition.

Dr Vikas :

so you need not to worry about it a bit. Worrying over such issues will only increase your anxiety.

Customer:

Yes, I trust my Dr. I am just one that is very interested in understanding the reason for "it all". He has also referred me to a Therapist. Funny, I have a Degree in Counseling, but I can't seem to help me or either I just can't be objective with me. Thank you for your responses.

Dr Vikas :

You are most welcome.

Customer:

Have a blessed day!

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