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Vivactil Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Vivactil is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Vivactil may enhance the effects of alcohol. This can lead to an increased risk for suicidal thoughts and other Vivactil overdose symptoms. Make sure to talk with your healthcare provider about drinking alcohol while taking this drug.
Anticholinergic Medications
Taking Vivactil with anticholinergic medications may cause increased side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider before using these medications together, as your dosages may need to be reduced. Since anticholinergic medications are found in some over-the-counter medicines, do not treat yourself for the common cold, a cough, or allergies without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Arrhythmia Medications
Combining Vivactil with arrhythmia medications can increase your risk of a dangerous arrhythmia called QT prolongation. Also, certain arrhythmia medications can increase the level of Vivactil in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
If Vivactil is taken with cimetidine, this can increase the level of Vivactil in your blood, potentially increasing your chance of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your dose of these medications.
Taking cisapride with Vivactil can increase your risk of a dangerous irregular heart rhythm called QT prolongation. Do not take these two medications together.
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Combining Vivactil with MAOIs can increase your chance of developing dangerous side effects. Do not take Vivactil if you have taken an MAOI within the past two weeks.
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