I just started taking adderall xr 20mg 4 days ago. I take it as soon as I wake up. I take clonazepam (klonopin) 1mg 2 times a day. Also fluoxetine (prozac) 20mg around 6:30 p.m. I also take 100mg of seroquel b4 i go to bed... I've done a lot of research on all of this medications and I'm truly confused on well, what i can and can not eat... b4 4 days ago i took 2mg of clonazepam 2 times a day; sometimes 3 times. I was also on seroquel xr 150mg b4 i go to bed. and that's all... i did take flouxetine 20mg b4 ( for 2 weeks) but i was on the seroquel xr 150mg for sleep and clonazepam for anxiety; but my pupils were so dialated it looked like i was always on something... I'm 19, I have a muscular build (6 pack, big arms, lots of veins) so i'm pretty ripped and I want to know if i can take protein whey isolate shakes as well and sustained release protein for sleep... I have barely ate anything in the past few days because I'm scared there might reactions to what I ingest. If anyone could please give me some advice on what I should do please do! : )
On 4 meds, what can I eat and what can't I eat?? (adderall xr, fluoxetine, clonazepam, seroquel)?
- 8 Jun 2011 by Slyfox92
- 19 December 2013
- adderall, adderall xr, klonopin, prozac, seroquel, depression, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), generalized anxiety disorder, clonazepam, fluoxetine, anxiety and stress
as far as food interactions the only one is alcohol. but there is a warning about taking adderal XR and Fluoxetine together. Did you get these drugs from the same doctor? Did you get the all at the same pharmacy? If so i would question taking the two together. Here is some light reading about the warning between the two, be careful to read the last paragraph on what could happen to you if you take these two drugs together.
Hope this helped if not i'm sorry.
Interactions between your selected drugs
fluoxetine ↔ amphetamine
Applies to: fluoxetine, Adderall XR (amphetamine/dextroamphetamine)
GENERALLY AVOID: Several case reports suggest that serotonin reuptake inhibitors may potentiate the pharmacologic response to sympathomimetic agents. The exact mechanism of interaction is unclear. In one case report, a patient experienced jitteriness, racing thoughts, stomach cramps, dry eyes, palpitations, tremors, and restlessness following a single dose of phentermine ingested approximately a week after she had discontinued fluoxetine. Because of the long half-life of fluoxetine and its metabolite, an interaction with fluoxetine is possible. Similar toxic reactions have been reported when fluoxetine was used concomitantly with amphetamine or phenylpropanolamine. Additionally, some sympathomimetic agents such as amphetamines may possess serotonergic activity and should generally not be administered with serotonin reuptake inhibitors because of the additive risk of serotonin syndrome, which is a rare but serious and potentially fatal condition thought to result from hyperstimulation of brainstem 5-HT1A and 2A receptors. The interaction was suspected in a patient treated with dexamphetamine who developed symptoms consistent with the serotonin syndrome approximately 2 weeks after the addition of venlafaxine. The medications were discontinued and the patient was given cyproheptadine for suspected serotonin syndrome, whereupon symptoms promptly resolved. A second episode occurred when dexamphetamine was subsequently resumed and citalopram added. The patient improved following cessation of citalopram on his own, and residual symptoms were successfully treated with cyproheptadine.
MANAGEMENT: In general, amphetamines and other sympathomimetic appetite suppressants should not be combined with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Close monitoring for enhanced sympathomimetic effects and possible serotonin syndrome is recommended if these agents must be used together. Symptoms of the serotonin syndrome may include mental status changes such as irritability, altered consciousness, confusion, hallucinations, and coma; autonomic dysfunction such as tachycardia, hyperthermia, diaphoresis, shivering, blood pressure lability, and mydriasis; neuromuscular abnormalities such as hyperreflexia, myoclonus, tremor, rigidity, and ataxia; and gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
The only food or life style change you need to be concerned about is the comsumption of alcoholic beverages while taking the above 4 medications. Please avoid drinking alcohol as there are numerous interactions possible such as problems with the heart, central nervous system depression and increase in the effects of alcohol while on these medications.
You should be fine to take your protein shakes and protein for sleep if necessary. Please eat a healthy but normal diet.
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