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This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious (possibly fatal) interactions may occur: arbutamine, sibutramine.
Do not take this medication if you are taking MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine) or have used MAO inhibitors within the 2 weeks before, during or after treatment with this medication. In some cases a serious, possibly fatal drug interaction may occur.
If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting trimipramine.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: anticholinergics (e.g., atropine, belladonna alkaloids), bronchodilators/decongestants (e.g., albuterol, epinephrine, phenylephrine), clonidine, certain drugs for high blood pressure (e.g., guanadrel, guanethidine, reserpine), drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove this medication from your body (e.g., cimetidine, haloperidol, protease inhibitors such as amprenavir/fosamprenavir/ritonavir, drugs that affect heart rhythm such as flecainide/quinidine/propafenone, SSRI antidepressants such as fluoxetine/paroxetine), drugs for motion sickness (e.g., meclizine, scopolamine), stimulants (e.g., amphetamines, methylphenidate), St. Johns wort, thyroid medication.
Also report the use of drugs which might increase seizure risk (decrease seizure threshold) when combined with this medication such as bupropion, isoniazid (INH), phenothiazines (e.g., thioridazine), theophylline, tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline) or tramadol, among others. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that cause drowsiness such as certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine, phenytoin), medicines for sleep or anxiety (e.g., alprazolam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., chlorpromazine, risperidone, trazodone)
Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products, diet aids, motion sickness) because they may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients, drying agents (anticholinergics) or stimulants/nasal decongestants that could increase your heart rate or blood pressure. Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products.
Do not use nonprescription cimetidine for stomach problems.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Overdose of this medication may be fatal, and symptoms include seizures, delirium and loss of consciousness.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., blood counts, kidney function, liver function) may be performed from time to time to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
Keep all medical appointments so your doctor can monitor your progress closely or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature at approximately 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Information last revised September 2011. Copyright(c) 2011 First Databank, Inc.
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