Drug Interactions With Methamphetamine
Methamphetamine Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when methamphetamine is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Taking methamphetamine and guanethidine together can decrease the effectiveness of the guanethidine. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your dose of these drugs.
Taking methamphetamine with insulin can increase your risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). You may eat less while taking methamphetamine (because methamphetamine is an appetite suppressant), and your healthcare provider may need to decrease your insulin dose.
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
Taking methamphetamine and MOA inhibitors together can cause life-threatening side effects, such as very high blood pressure. Do not take methamphetamine if you have taken an MAOI within the past 14 days.
Taking methamphetamine and phenothiazines together may decrease the effectiveness of methamphetamine. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your dose of these drugs.
Taking methamphetamine and tricyclic antidepressants together can change the way the brain reacts to methamphetamine, possibly causing more side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your dose of these drugs.
It is possible that not every methamphetamine drug interaction was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific drug interactions with methamphetamine that may apply to you.