warning about combining triptans (Imitrex, etc) with serotonergic antidepressants (Prozac, Effexor XR, etc)

Experts are warning about combining triptans (Imitrex, etc) with serotonergic antidepressants (Prozac, Effexor XR, etc).

This is a common combination. Depression and migraines often occur together...and antidepressants are used to prevent migraines.

The concern is that combining these drugs may lead to serotonin syndrome...but it seems to be very rare.

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