Sympathomimetics/Rauwolfia Alkaloids Interactions

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, the effects of your sympathomimetic may be increased or decreased.

What might happen:

A decrease in the beneficial effects or an increased chance of toxic effects from your sympathomimetic may occur.

What you should do about this interaction:

If you experience headache, dizziness, or blurred vision, contact your doctor. The dose of your medicines may need adjusting.Your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. If your doctor prescribes these medicines together, you may need to check your blood pressure. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

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