Can I use Rybix ODT if I am taking SSRIs?

Taking Rybix ODT (tramadol) while on a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI, may pose a serious threat to your health. Rybix ODT is a pain reliever that belongs to a class of medications called opioid analgesics. SSRIs are a certain type of antidepressant; common SSRIs include citalopram (Celexa), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil) and sertraline (Zoloft). Combining Rybix ODT and an SSRI can increase the risk for seizures, as well as a serious condition called serotonin syndrome. Serotonin syndrome can result in hallucinations, loss of muscle coordination, gastrointestinal problems and other serious complications. In extreme cases, serotonin syndrome can induce a coma or be fatal. Be sure your doctor knows about all medications you use before you begin taking Rybix ODT.

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