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Drug Interactions between amitriptyline and benzphetamine

This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:

  • amitriptyline
  • benzphetamine

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Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

amitriptyline benzphetamine

Applies to: amitriptyline and benzphetamine

Before taking amitriptyline, tell your doctor if you also use benzphetamine. You may need dose adjustments or special tests in order to safely take both medications together. This combination could cause an increase in blood pressure, fever, headache, or fast or irregular heartbeat. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using your medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug and food interactions

Moderate

benzphetamine food

Applies to: benzphetamine

Using benzphetamine with alcohol can increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects such as increased heart rate, chest pain, or blood pressure changes. In addition, you may also be more likely to experience nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, depression, and difficulty concentrating. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with benzphetamine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of benzphetamine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medication without first talking to your doctor.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No warnings were found for your selected drugs.

Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.