Desvenlafaxine; Venlafaxine/Selected Tricyclic Compounds Interactions
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Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. 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 properly.
What might happen:
The blood levels of your tricyclic antidepressant may increase and cause toxic effects.
What you should do about this interaction:
If you experience blurred vision, dry mouth, urinary retention, mental or mood changes, increase drowsiness, confusion, or seizures, contact your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist). Your doctor may want to adjust the dose of your medicine.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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