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can I take Lexapro, wellbutrin, Abilify and elavil together? All take care of a problem: wellbutrin and abilify for depression and mood disorder, elavil helps with headache and sleep, lexapro helps with anxiety/depression
Hello, I believe I can help you with your question. By combining the Wellbutrin, Abilify, and Elavil together, you can have an increased risk of seizures (even more so if you have a seizure disorder). Now if these medications are at a moderate doses then most likely your risk for these seizures are at a minimum, but I wanted to let you know of this possible interaction risk. Now combining the Lexapro and Elavil together can also cause a syndrome called Serotonin Syndrome, which can be very severe (I will post a link of it at the end of my explanation on Serotonin Syndrome for your benefit). Now if both medications are at a high dose than your risk of Serotonin Syndrome can be very severe, if one is at a high dose and the other is at a low or moderate dose than you should be fine and your risk for Serotonin Syndrome is low. In addition there are moderate effects of combining the Lexapro and Abilify that can cause drowsiness, seizure, Parkinson-like symptoms, abnormal muscle movements, and low blood pressure. And lastly combining the Abilify and Elavil can cause moderate effects of drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, rapid heart beats, confusion, and memory problems. Here is a link of all the medication interactions I have listed for you to back up what I just wrote and also the second link will have information on Serotonin Syndrome for you
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So you can take these medications together, but be wary of the interaction effects and the dosages as they will have to be minimal to moderate to avoid these interaction effects.
It would be the least dangerous for you possibly to go to the Wellbutrin and Abilify, but Lexapro and Abilify (at a low dose) has been combined for years with little reports of side effects. So if you take the Lexapro, Wellbutin (at a low or moderate dose), and the Abilify (at a low dose) then you should be fine with the least chance of interaction effects. I feel that the Elavil may be superfluous though as you already have two antidepressants in the Lexapro and Wellbutrin working for you.
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That all makes since. So after going through the side effects of these medicines in combination would it be best to take Wellbutrin and Abilify, seems like that would be least dangerous. But then I would still have the anxiety problem