Lexapro and buspar interaction

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   Posted 5/24/2017 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor out me on buspar 5 it's twice a day but I'm on lexapro. I just read it's very dangerous to take these pill together.
Is anyone else on both and Howard you doing on both.
Now I'm a nervous wreck
Thanks donna sad

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   Posted 5/24/2017 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   

I did not think it was unusual to combine Buspar with an SSRI...

Did you ask your doctor specifically about this? Is he/she a psychiatrist or GP? Have you consulted with your pharmacist...who can be a wealth of info regarding Rx interactions?

I hope you find the answers you need soon!


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   Posted 5/25/2017 1:29 AM (GMT -6)   

I agree with SC that it is not unusual to mix Buspar with an SSRI but I would talk with your pharmacist who will be able to give you a definite answer.

I try not to worry about the future -- so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.


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   Posted 5/25/2017 5:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm on buspar and lex. No interactions for me.
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   Posted 5/26/2017 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Buspar and Lexapro didn't give me any problems. In fact, I've read Buspar is prescribed to some to counter some of the side effects associated with SSRIs.
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