Pexeva Drug Interactions

Pexeva and Serotonin Syndrome

Several of the known interactions with Pexeva are related to a potentially dangerous group of symptoms known as serotonin syndrome. Such symptoms might include:
 
  • Confusion
  • Hallucination
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Feeling faint
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Muscle spasm
  • Difficulty walking
  • Diarrhea.
 
Serotonin syndrome usually occurs when people take more than one medication that affects serotonin at the same time. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. In many cases, such combinations are still recommended, although with more careful monitoring. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, as serotonin syndrome can be dangerous.
 

More Detail on Pexeva Drug Interactions

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Pexeva is combined with any of the drugs mentioned above.
 
Alcohol
Taking Pexeva in combination with alcohol might increase your risk of serious side effects, such as severe drowsiness, confusion, or memory loss. The manufacturer recommends avoiding alcohol while taking this medication.
 
Amphetamines or Amphetamine-like Medications
Taking Pexeva with amphetamines may increase your risk for a serious and potentially dangerous reaction called serotonin syndrome. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome include:
 
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • A rapid heartbeat
  • Feeling faint
  • Sweating
  • Muscle spasm or rigidity
  • Difficulty walking
  • Diarrhea.
 
Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. Also, call your healthcare provider right away if you develop any symptoms of serotonin syndrome.
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