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Suffering with depression, OCD. Is it safe to take effexor with prozac?

I have been taking effexor xr for about 5 mmonths it works very well for depression although the down side is hair lossl i t does not however work with my ocd adn i was wondering if i could take both these drugs to tacke these two problesm i.e. prozac for ocd and the effexor for anxiety and depression many thanks Arria can i take effexor and prozac to treat anxiety problesm and also prozac for ocd the former is working real well for me but i still need to address my recurrent ocd
Asked On : Wed, 25 Jul 2012
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hi, OCD is one of the long term problem and itself can induce depression when the symptoms of OCD increase. or there could be separate depressive episode due to some thing else. and Prozac is a very good drug for both and OCD and depression however at different dosages, so its up to your psychiatrist to adjust the dose of prozac so that it can control both the symptoms together rather than taking 2 drugs..
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