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I currently take: Zoloft... I currently take: Zoloft 100mg

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I currently take: Zoloft...
Hi,I currently take:Zoloft 100mg
Keppra 500mg
Xanax 0.5mg
Lisinopril/HCTZI have a cold. Looking for relief.The pharmacy said I could take Delsym , it has dextromethrophan in it.Is this safe in the short term? I read that there is an interaction between my zoloft and the dextromethrophan which could cause serotonin overload. I need some relief from the cough.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.


I'm Dr Chaithanya, experienced Physician attending you now.

Yes, it is safe for short term use. You can take it for 2 to 3 days, no harm.

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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Cooper replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

I take Zoloft and Klonopin myself. I take liquid Benadryl at night for cough 1-2 teaspoons. Just be sure not to drink anything after you take it as that will minimize the effect. Try that for a day or two and your cough will be gone.

Delsym is ok too, however, it does have an interaction with Zoloft.

Also use cough drops and gargle with warm salt water evety 2-3 hours. Please let me know if the cough is still there after 2 days :)

Dr. Riaz, Doctor of Pharmacy

Expert:  Dr. Cooper replied 1 year ago.

It will also relieve the runny nose, sneezing as well as the cough.

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