Drugs That Can Interfere With Fluoxetine
Fluoxetine and Serotonin Syndrome
Several of the known interactions with fluoxetine are related to a potentially dangerous group of symptoms known as serotonin syndrome. Such symptoms might include:
- Fast heartbeat
- Feeling faint
- Muscle spasm
- Difficulty walking
Fluoxetine Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when fluoxetine is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Taking fluoxetine with alprazolam can increase the level of alprazolam in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to decrease your dose of alprazolam.
Taking fluoxetine and aspirin together can increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking aspirin and fluoxetine together.
Because combining fluoxetine with buspirone may increase the risk of serotonin syndrome, check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
Certain Antipsychotic Medications
Fluoxetine can increase the level of certain antipsychotic medications in your blood and can increase your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to lower your dose of antipsychotic medicine.