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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||
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.
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