|Please Help. PEP and OCD drug interaction.
Apr 18, 2013
I'm taking PEP - Post Exposure Prophylaxis (Truvada, Isentress) but also I have OCD problems so recently I got 4 types of OCD drugs ( Alprazolam, Lexapro, Clomipramine, and Diazepam. Now I am only taking the PEP, I haven't started the OCD drugs. Are there any drug interactions with those drugs?
| Response from Dr. Fawcett
Thanks for writing. Be certain to inform your physician about all the drugs you are taking. There typically isn't a problem with these HIV drugs, although combining these various psychotropic drugs can create some side effects such as dizziness and drowsiness, and diazepam with clomipramine can cause a rare but serious condition called serotonin syndrome.
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