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Q. Is it risky to take anti-depressants along with my MS medications?

Answered by
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 30, 2017

Hello doctor,

I have had multiple sclerosis for five years. I have been taking Tysabri once a month from four years. Recently, I have been more depressed. My psychologist suggests that I take Prozac for my depression. Does Prozac interact with Tysabri? I have read online that it is risky. I am attaching the link. However, some websites say it is fine. So, Please help me.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • The study which you have mentioned is not a proper research study. The sample selection is random and there are many biases in this study. I could not find any specific study that discusses drug interactions between Tysabri (Natalizumab) and Prozac (Fluoxetine). But, over all, Tysabri should be avoided with any immunosuppressive drugs as the mechanism of action of Tysabri is different.
  • So, in my opinion, the drug can be taken along with Prozac. This should not cause any serious drug interactions. Take the drug in prescribed doses only.

For further queries consult a psychiatrist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/psychiatrist


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