Higher Strength Tricyclics;Trazodone/Fluoxetine; Paroxetine Interactions

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.

Medical warning:

Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

When these two medicines are taken together, your body may not process your tricyclic antidepressant or trazodone properly.

What might happen:

The blood levels of your tricyclic antidepressant or trazodone may increase and cause adverse effects.

What you should do about this interaction:

Contact your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor of pharmacist) about taking these medicines together. If your doctor prescribed these medicines together and one of your medicines is a tricyclic antidepressant, you may to need have your your blood level checked to be sure you are on an effective and safe dose.If you experience heart palpitations or fainting episodes; new onset shivering, muscle tremors or stiffness; blurred vision, urinary retention, confusion, agitation, restlessness, or seizures contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) right away.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

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