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Can you take fluoxetine and amitriptyline together

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Can you take fluoxetine and amitriptyline together
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.That is a risky combination.Fluoxetine may increase the side effects of amitriptyline.QT prolongation manifesting as heart arrhythmias or cardiac arrest, serotonin syndrome manifesting as muscle rigidity, fever, anxiety, restlessness can be experienced sometimes.Hence better avoided.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!This is the link to my profile:http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was forgetting alot of things, confused. Felt trapped in a stranger body. Felt like I couldn't care if I died. Family had to follow me as I kept doing dangerous things.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
These are also the typical side effects from amitriptyline toxicity.Amitriptyline should be discontinued immediately.These symptoms gradually improve over 2-3 months.Best wishes