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Pondimin (fenfluramine) and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Pondimin (fenfluramine) which include:

Moderate

fenfluramine food

Moderate Food Interaction

Using fenfluramine 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 fenfluramine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of fenfluramine, 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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Moderate

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

fenfluramine - hypertension

Fenfluramine can cause an increase in blood pressure. Exercise care when using this agent in hypertensive patients. It is recommended to monitor blood pressure in patients treated with fenfluramine.

Pondimin (fenfluramine) drug interactions

There are 306 drug interactions with Pondimin (fenfluramine)

Pondimin (fenfluramine) disease interactions

There are 11 disease interactions with Pondimin (fenfluramine) which include:

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

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