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Forum Name: Psychiatric Topics

Question: Drug Interactions


 Swinger - Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:28 pm

I am a bipolar patient who has just had all of my medications switched. I am now prescribed:

Ritalin SR 20mg
Wellbutrin SR
Lamictal 100mg

Are there any bad interactions between these drugs I should be concerned about?
 Dr. R. Perala - Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:30 pm

Wellbutrin SR is an antidepressant. Ritalin SR is a medication that may be used to augment the action of antidepressants and/or to counteract fatigue. Lamictal is a mood stabilizer. There are no specific interactions between these medications. The most common interactions that I have seen involving these medications are with alcohol. You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking these medications. Thanks for your question!

Reid Perala MD

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