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Misti Lynne wrote at 2013-03-03 09:32:53
I don't understand why most cold medicines have detromethothorpan which is very unsafe while taking paxil.  It can cause serotonin syndrome.  Here is a list of some of the medicines that are not safe to take and that are labeled with that warning rorobitussin dm, alka seller cold day and night time relief.  The label determines that taking certain psychiatric drugs, antidepressants,  SSRI and maoi inhibitors should not be taken with this medication without stopping the other medication for up to two weeks prior or without consulting with a doctor.


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Outpatient pharmacy and general health. I have recently completed a Pharmceutical Care Certificate Program offered by Purdue University (Spring 1999 completion). I have personal experience dealing with terminally ill persons and their needs, as well as their families` needs. I graduated in 1984 from Pharmacy School and have been a Licensed Pharmacist since then. I have 18 years retail pharmacy experience. Prior to my pharmacy training I have 3 years hospital experience as a Nurse`s Aide.

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