Thioridazine/Selected SSRIs; Duloxetine
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.
Severe. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects and are usually not taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Some selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and duloxetine may slow down how quickly your liver processes thioridazine.
What might happen:
The level of thioridazine in your blood may increase. This may increase your risk of an irregular heartbeat, which may be life-threatening.
What you should do about this interaction:
Contact your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) right away about takings these medicines together.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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