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Amitriptyline / perphenazine and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with amitriptyline / perphenazine:

Moderate

amitriptyline ↔ Alcohol (Ethanol)

Moderate Drug Interaction

Before taking amitriptyline, tell your doctor if you also use perphenazine. You may need dose adjustments or special tests in order to safely take both medications together. This combination should be used with caution, particularly in the elderly. You should notify your doctor promptly if you have signs of bladder problems, dry mouth, stomach pain, fever, blurred vision, confusion, dizziness, or reduced heart rate. You should avoid driving until you know how these medications will affect you. 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 first.

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Moderate

amitriptyline ↔ Alcohol (Ethanol)

Moderate Drug Interaction

Ask your doctor before using amitriptyline together with ethanol, this can alter the effects of amitriptyline and cause increased side effects. Call the doctor if you experience uneven heartbeats, extreme drowsiness, confusion, agitation, vomiting, blurred vision, sweating, muscle stiffness, feeling light-headed, and seizures. You should be warned not to exceed recommended dosages, to avoid alcohol, and to avoid activities requiring mental alertness. If your doctor prescribes these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment to safely take this combination. 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

perphenazine ↔ Alcohol (Ethanol)

Moderate Drug Interaction

Ask your doctor before using perphenazine together with ethanol. This can cause uncontrollable movements, agitation, seizures, severe dizziness or fainting, coma, very deep sleep, irregular heartbeats, and high or low body temperature. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities, these medicaions may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. 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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amitriptyline / perphenazine drug Interactions

There are 1290 drug interactions with amitriptyline / perphenazine

amitriptyline / perphenazine disease Interactions

There are 37 disease interactions with amitriptyline / perphenazine which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
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 information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

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