How long after taking meds do side effects take place?
January 20, 2014 7:19 PM Subscribe
I've been having severe anxiety and panic attacks in the last few months. I am cross tapering from Luvox CR to Viibryd (SSRIs). I took my Luvox this morning and a small 10mg of Viibryd for the first time a couple of hours ago. It's a small dose and I usually don't get side effects but I am wondering if I were to have any, how long after taking it would they show up?
posted by KogeLiz to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In case it matters, it says the peak plasma is 4-5 hours.
I'm also scared of the rare serotonin syndrome because I'm cross tapering two SSRIs.
I need to take my sleep medicine tonight (Xyrem) but am hesitant in case I get side effects while I'm knocked out.
On the other hand - maybe that would be a good thing.
I've never been one to care or sorry about side effects, but as I mentioned, I'm a ball of panic lately - especially having to do with my health (I have emetophobia).
Thanks for any advice.