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Taking an SSRI antidepressant like Prozac, Paxil or Wellbutrin? Here’s what you need to know…

Taking an SSRI antidepressant like Prozac, Paxil or Wellbutrin? Here’s what you need to know…

Common selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants like Prozac, Paxil and Wellbutrin interact with the opioid medications (i.e. a class of painkillers derived from the opium poppy, that act on the nervous system to relieve pain) making them considerably less effective in providing pain relief. This effectively means that some people may, in fact, be under-medicated which may explain why some of these individuals exceed the recommended dosages for certain painkillers, elevating their risk of addiction.