Phentermine  Drug interactions and risks

The Phentermine drug interactions are many and one must carefully prescribe any very carefully. This was used for suppressing the appetite and help in weight loss. As phentermine has more than 400 drug interactions, the dosage must be given carefully.The most common drug interactions which Phentermine are Ambine, Cymbalta, Klonopine, Lexapro, Prozac, Synthroid, Topamax, Wellbutrin XL, Xanax. Among these Cymbalta, Lexapro, Prozac and Zoloft are risky. Synthroid, Topamax need caution.

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Drug Interactions

Doctor must approve before using Phentermine with Cymbalta and other norepinephrine, Lexapro which is anti depressant, Prozac which is reuptake inhibitor. Zoloft which is post traumatic stress disorder and any other anxiety drug. Cymbalta, Lexapro, Prozac or Zoloft, will intensify the side effects of phentermine. The person experiences nervousness, anxiety, jitters and restlessness. When Phentermine is used with any other drug the combination can cause acute condition which is called serotoin syndrome and can cause hallucination, confusion, seizures, blood pressure change and the person may experience shivering, there can be blurriness in the vision, the heart rate can be rapid and muscle spasms can also be seen. The person may even experience cramps, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea. The serotonin syndrome can also lead to death and coma. So, the person must let know all the medications a person is talking including the vitamins and herbs they are using. Click here to get the long list of drug interactions.

Interaction and risks

Ibuprofen and Phentermine are drugs which increase the pressure of blood as well as the heart rate. So, when these are taken together the effects may be enhanced. So one must be careful while combining them. If a person was having any heart diseases like high blood pressure and any other heart diseases, one must talk to their doctor before using them. When using Phentermine and a person experiences headache, then the doctor will suggest which one to take, if it is safe to use Tylenol, aspirin or benadrly. The person must be really careful and then talk to his doctor regarding Sudafed and the increased blood pressure. Wellbutrin can cause seizures and this drug when combined with phentermine which comes with similar side effects will increase the risk. This interaction is more in elder people and who are under any drug or who is withdrawing the alcohol use, if a person had tumor history. When phentermine and Wellbutrin are used together it is dangerous and increases the risk of seizures. The alcohol consumption must be reduced and the usage of other drugs must be reduced. A person must not participate in heavy works and should avoids such works until they do not know the effects of the drugs. The negative interactions can be avoided by talking about the medication.

Risk of cardiovascular diseases

When synthroid is combined with phentermine, it can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases like chest pain, heart beat and lead to high blood pressure. If a person is already having heart problems, and is using the interaction, it can lead to more side effects. Proper dosage or the monitoring of the doctor is must.

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