How will pain meds interact with antidepressants?

I am 62 years young. I take antidepressants. I'm wondering if they are safe to take with pain meds after a tummy tuck.

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How will pain meds interact with antidepressants?

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That is a question for the doctor giving you the antidepressants. You also need to ask that MD if the surgery would be safe with your current mental state. We see a lot of patients well controlled on their antidepressants and instruct them not to change their med schedule.


Portland Plastic Surgeon
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How will pain meds interact with antidepressants?

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Best not to mix medications until you have discussed doing so directly with your plastic surgeon. “Overdosage” and/or mixing of medications can lead to very serious problems.
Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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