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Hey, I Have A Question? Can I Start Taking Contrave

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Posted on Sun, 29 Jan 2023
Question: Hey, I have a question? Can I start taking Contrave if I take sertraline 25 mg daily?
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Answered by Dr. Shyam B. Kale (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No you should not consume these medicines at a time..

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have gone through your query and I understand your concern.

I would suggest you not to take contrave along with sertraline.

Combining these medications may increase the risk of seizures, which may occur rarely with either medication used solely.

In addition, contrave(bupropion) can increase the blood levels of sertraline, which may increase other side effects.

Hope this helps..
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Take care.

Regards,
Dr Shyam Kale.
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Hey, I Have A Question? Can I Start Taking Contrave

Brief Answer: No you should not consume these medicines at a time.. Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your query and I understand your concern. I would suggest you not to take contrave along with sertraline. Combining these medications may increase the risk of seizures, which may occur rarely with either medication used solely. In addition, contrave(bupropion) can increase the blood levels of sertraline, which may increase other side effects. Hope this helps.. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care. Regards, Dr Shyam Kale.