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Does fluoxetine interact with other drugs and foods?

Fluoxetine may interact with other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), and tricyclic antidepressants. Antipsychotic medications, seizure medications, relaxants like valium, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) can also trigger negative reactions.

Tryptophan, which is obtained through dietary sources, and St. John's wort, which is a leaf used in supplements, are both potentially harmful when interacting with fluoxetine.

Migraine medications, blood-thinning medications like warfarin, and lithium, which treats bipolar disorder, are potentially detrimental if taken with fluoxetine. Xanax, valium, thioridazine, digoxin, and linezolid can also interact with fluoxetine.

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