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Re: Alcohol and Anti-depressants. MattSanz

Posted by cactus on July 6, 2008, at 0:54:45

In reply to Alcohol and Anti-depressants., posted by MattSanz on July 5, 2008, at 8:38:41

> Hello,
> I'm currently taking Zoloft and Abilify for my depression and I was wondering, does anyone know what the consequences are of using illegal drugs (cocaine, MDMA, etc.) or alcohol while taking anti-depressants? I was wondering in terms of whether taking illegal drugs or drinking alcohol will have an actual effect on how well the Zoloft will work. Thanks!

OK, as far as Zoloft goes, it generally tends to be one of the worst SSRI's as far as alcohol intoxication goes. For some reason, you will get drunker faster on Zoloft compared to other SSRI's and blackout much quicker than normal. It's rather an unpleasant experience. I'm a recovering alcoholic, so limit your alcohol intake or just don't drink at all while you're taking it.

As far as illegal drugs go, SSRI's and some substances like coke and ecstacy, etc... can lead to serotonin syndrome (google it), which can be fatal. Please take care! illicit drugs and psych meds are a very dangerous mix. Peace C




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