I have been prescribed by my therapist anti-anxiety medicines. Is it safe to take the pills the day I am vaccinated or after?06 May, 2021 | 13:28
It is mostly safe to be administered the Covid vaccine even when on anxiety drugs as prescribed by the psychiatrist. Still it shall be useful to discuss it with the treating psychiatrist before the vaccination. It is noteworthy that in case of high grade fever, disorientation or drowsiness post the vaccine, alongside the general physician the patient should consult one’s psychiatrist for needful.
Dr Sameer Malhotra
Director, HOD, Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Max Hospital, Saket and Panchsheel Park New Delhi