Posted by morganpmiller on August 8, 2009, at 19:55:28
In reply to What could be a reason for two SSRI's?, posted by Deneb on August 8, 2009, at 19:14:12
Wow, that is typically considered a dangerous combination I think.
Prozac is a "dirtier" drug that Celexa, meaning it does more that just selectively inhibit the reuptake of serotonin. Maybe your doctor is trying to get the benefit of Prozac's other mechanisms while getting the benefit of Celexa's very selective serotoning reuptake inhibition. Still, you would think a much lower and safer dose of Prozac or Celexa would be used to do this. Maybe 40 mgs of Celexa and 5 mgs of Prozac. Or, 40 mgs of Prozac and 5 mgs of Celexa.
I'm sure a few others here can better elucidate the reason why you would be on both SSRIs at such doses.