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Forum Name: Antidepressants

Question: EMSAM drug interaction


 cmberg83 - Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:55 pm

I am on EMSAM (an MAOI) and I just took Robutusson and just realized that there is a severe drug interaction. What should I do now?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:52 pm

User avatar Hi Cmberg83,

The interaction between these two drugs increases the risk of serotonin syndrome. This is actually a rare occurrence so most likely you will not have any problems.

However, serotonin syndrome can be life threatening if it does occur. Early symptoms can include a fast heart rate, fever, sweating, chills, dilated pupils and muscle twitching. If you experience any of these symptoms you should seek immediate medical attention.

Best wishes.

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