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Drug interactions between dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine and tranylcypromine

Results for the following 2 drugs:
dexchlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/phenylephrine/pyrilamine
tranylcypromine

Interactions between your drugs

Major

dextromethorphan tranylcypromine

Applies to: dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine and tranylcypromine

Using tranylcypromine together with dextromethorphan is not recommended. Combining these medications can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition called the serotonin syndrome, which may include symptoms such as confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, excessive sweating, shivering or shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm or stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Severe cases may result in coma and even death. In general, you should wait at least 14 days after stopping tranylcypromine before you start treatment with dextromethorphan. Conversely, if you have recently been on dextromethorphan and are now starting treatment with tranylcypromine, you should check with your doctor or pharmacist to see how long you should wait before it is safe for you to use tranylcypromine, as some medications can take a while to clear from your body. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Major

phenylephrine tranylcypromine

Applies to: dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine and tranylcypromine

Using tranylcypromine together with phenylephrine is not recommended. Combining these medications can cause dangerously high blood pressure and even death. You may use phenylephrine only after you have been off tranylcypromine for at least 14 days. You should seek immediate medical attention if you experience sudden and severe headache, blurred vision, confusion, seizures, chest pain, nausea or vomiting, sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), speech difficulties, fever, sweating, lightheadedness, and/or fainting during treatment with tranylcypromine, as these may be signs and symptoms of excessively high blood pressure. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Moderate

pyrilamine tranylcypromine

Applies to: dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine and tranylcypromine

Using tranylcypromine together with pyrilamine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, constipation, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, palpitation, rapid heart beat, confusion, disorientation, and memory problems. Side effects may be more likely to occur if you are elderly. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Moderate

dexchlorpheniramine tranylcypromine

Applies to: dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine and tranylcypromine

Using tranylcypromine together with dexchlorpheniramine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, constipation, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, palpitation, rapid heart beat, confusion, disorientation, and memory problems. Side effects may be more likely to occur if you are elderly. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug and food interactions

Major

tranylcypromine food

Applies to: tranylcypromine

During and within two weeks after treatment with tranylcypromine, you must not consume any foods or beverages that are high in tyramine content. Doing so can raise your blood pressure to dangerous levels, a condition known as hypertensive crisis. The condition is potentially fatal and may cause symptoms such as severe headache, confusion, blurred vision, problems with speech or balance, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, convulsions, and sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body). You should seek immediate medical attention if you have any of these symptoms. Foods that are high in tyramine include, but are not limited to, air dried meats; aged or fermented meats; sausage or salami; pickled herring; anchovies; liver; red wine; beer; aged cheeses, including blue, brick, brie, cheddar, parmesan, romano, and swiss; sour cream; sauerkraut; canned figs; raisins; bananas or avocados (particularly if overripe); soy beans; soy sauce; tofu; miso soup; bean curd; fava beans; or yeast extracts (such as Marmite). You should avoid the use of alcohol while being treated with tranylcypromine, as alcohol may increase some of the nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

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Moderate

pyrilamine food

Applies to: dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of pyrilamine such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with pyrilamine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of pyrilamine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

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Moderate

dexchlorpheniramine food

Applies to: dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of dexchlorpheniramine such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with dexchlorpheniramine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of dexchlorpheniramine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

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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.

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