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Old 08-15-2007, 10:34 AM   #1
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lexapro, xanax and Chantix (for quit smoking).

I just picked up my prescription for Chantix today, because I really need to quit smoking. I have put it off because of stress of taking care of my bedridden mother, and her passing July 28th - but I am willing to try it now. Because I have generalized anxiety disorder, and all this stress has "kicked it" into high gear, I am on Lexapro and Xanax for panic attacks. I called Pfizer, and they have done NO studies on taking Chantix with SSRI's (lexapro) or Benzos (Xanax). If they haven't done any trials, my dr. doesn't know if this will cause an interaction between the drugs or not. Has anyone taken these medications together, and did you have any reactions. Thank you so much for your input!

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Old 08-15-2007, 06:09 PM   #2
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Re: lexapro, xanax and Chantix (for quit smoking).


I have been taking chantix for over a month now I am 2 weeks smoke free as a result, I also take xanax,paxil and have had no interaction issues, my doc said it was ok. I am surprised your doc wouldnt know, call the pharmacist and ask them to make sure. hope this helps.

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