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What medications should I avoid if I take antidepressants?

John Preston, PsyD
Psychology
Interactions between antidepressants and other medications vary depending on the antidepressant. The following should not be taken with antidepressants.
  • 5-Hydroxytryptophan (HTP) (dietary supplement)
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • cimetidine (Tagamet)
  • Saint John's wort
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