Hi. It’s Jenny at AnxietyBoss.com. Our question today is from Alison in Portland, Oregon. Can I take Zoloft and Gabapentin together?
Yes. Sometimes Zoloft and Gabapentin are prescribed to be taken together if the Zoloft is not quite doing the trick. Before taking them, however, it’s important to understand what each one is and does.
Gabapentin, also referred to as Neurontin, was initially distributed for the treatment of epilepsy. Over the years, researchers found that Gabapentin also has a positive effect on the relief of neuropathic pain, restless leg syndrome, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, depression, insomnia, and several other disorders.
Zoloft, on the other hand, is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor or SSRI. This one is most commonly prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and OCD. One may feel relaxed when combining the two; however, it’s not unusual to experience drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, and dizziness when taking these medications together. It’s important not to operate any machinery and to stay off the roads when consuming these. It’s also important to understand that it’s crucial to only take the prescribed amount of each medication to avoid any excess anxiety or even hallucinations.