Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1080460

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Rhodiola + Clomipramine?

Posted by MuseMemento on July 11, 2015, at 23:33:52

I'd previously posted this on the Alternative board but haven't received any replies. Anyway, I've searched the archives and the internet at large for a definitive answer to this but I've come up lacking. Is it safe to add rhodiola rosea to my current regime of 250 mg clomipramine (at this dose for two weeks) 10 mg abilify, 2mg lorazepam, 20 mg memantine? Is it an herbal MAOI? Will I experience serotonin syndrome? My pdoc is comfortable with me taking herbal supplements but I don't see him again for awhile and I doubt he's familiar with rhodiola. Thanks for any help you can provide.

 

Re: Rhodiola + Clomipramine? MuseMemento

Posted by former poster on July 12, 2015, at 21:15:20

In reply to Rhodiola + Clomipramine?, posted by MuseMemento on July 11, 2015, at 23:33:52

I've taken Rhodiola with MAOI's and SSRI's without a problem. This doesn't mean it's safe but may give you some comfort if you already are taking the combo. Hopefully someone more qualified than I will post soon.

 

Re: Rhodiola + Clomipramine? former poster

Posted by MuseMemento on July 12, 2015, at 21:24:57

In reply to Re: Rhodiola + Clomipramine? MuseMemento, posted by former poster on July 12, 2015, at 21:15:20

It's appreciated, regardless. Were the Maois and SSRIs at full therapeutic doses as my level of clomipramine is?

 

Re: Rhodiola + Clomipramine? )) bleauberry

Posted by MuseMemento on July 12, 2015, at 21:48:39

In reply to Re: Rhodiola + Clomipramine? former poster, posted by MuseMemento on July 12, 2015, at 21:24:57

Just wondering if bleauberry in particular has an opinion on the safety and viability of this combination. Thanks.

 

Re: Rhodiola + Clomipramine? )) bleauberry

Posted by linkadge on July 14, 2015, at 9:35:33

In reply to Re: Rhodiola + Clomipramine? )) bleauberry, posted by MuseMemento on July 12, 2015, at 21:48:39

Rhodiola has MAOI activity, so in theory it would be contraindicated with an SSRI.

However, depending on the doses of each, you may be ok. Clomipramine is potent on serotonin, so you would want to be cautious.

Linkadge

 

Re: Rhodiola + Clomipramine? MuseMemento

Posted by phidippus on July 15, 2015, at 7:37:25

In reply to Rhodiola + Clomipramine?, posted by MuseMemento on July 11, 2015, at 23:33:52

Rhodiola is a very week maoi. I would say you're safe to take it.

Eric

 

Re: Rhodiola + Clomipramine? MuseMemento

Posted by former poster on July 15, 2015, at 15:56:11

In reply to Re: Rhodiola + Clomipramine? former poster, posted by MuseMemento on July 12, 2015, at 21:24:57

"Were the Maois and SSRIs at full therapeutic doses as my level of clomipramine is?"

I took it with 90mg/day Nardil no problem. Also taken with Emsam 6mg patch and I found it to be overstimulating causing slight tremor, hyperactivity and insomnia. Also taken it with Cymbalta 60mg, Savella 100mg. I would say these were full doses. It's great for days when I needed extra help.

 

Re: Rhodiola + Clomipramine?

Posted by MuseMemento on July 15, 2015, at 18:05:46

In reply to Re: Rhodiola + Clomipramine? MuseMemento, posted by former poster on July 15, 2015, at 15:56:11

Thanks for the input, everyone! I think I'll begin it tomorrow.

 

Re: Rhodiola + Clomipramine?

Posted by Linkadge on July 16, 2015, at 21:20:28

In reply to Re: Rhodiola + Clomipramine?, posted by MuseMemento on July 15, 2015, at 18:05:46

I was not under the impression it was a weak MAOI. Perhaps compared to Nardil / Parnate.


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