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Interactions

SSRIs; Selected SNRIs/Tricyclic Compounds; Trazodone

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.

Medical warning:

Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

When these two medicines are taken together, your body may not process your tricyclic antidepressant or trazodone properly.

What might happen:

The blood levels of your tricyclic antidepressant or trazodone may increase and cause toxic effects.

What you should do about this interaction:

If you experience blurred vision, dry mouth, urinary retention, mental or mood changes, increase drowsiness, confusion, or seizures, contact your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist). Your doctor may want to adjust the dose of your medicine.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

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