Drug Interactions?

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Cartman55
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   Posted 2/9/2017 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Im 58 and have been on oxycodone for arthritis for 5 years and xanax for panic attacks for 6 years. My Doc just prescribed Cymbalta for my fibro. Is that safe with these other meds?

I gave you a subject line so you will get more responses.

Sherrine

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Sherrine
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   Posted 2/9/2017 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Cartman, and welcome. There is a chance you could develop Serotonin Syndrome. Combining the opiod pain killer along with Cymbalta (SSNI) could possibly cause this problem. Here is a link from the Mayo Clinic that helps explain this.

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/serotonin-syndrome/symptoms-causes/dxc-20305673

You can also talk to your pharmacist about this. They should know all about these medications and interactions. Do let us know what you do because we do care about you.

Be sure to read Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot there.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help us. Hope to hear more from you soon.

Sherrine
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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