Bontril Drug Interactions
Bontril Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Bontril is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Drinking alcohol while on Bontril may increase the risk of side effects. Ask your healthcare provider if you should avoid alcohol while taking this medication.
Because you may eat less while taking Bontril (because it is an appetite suppressant), your healthcare provider may need to decrease the dose of your diabetes medications.
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Taking Bontril and MAOIs together can cause life-threatening side effects, such as very high blood pressure. Do not take Bontril if you have taken an MAOI within the past 14 days.
Sodium bicarbonate (when taken as a medication, not in normal food use) can increase the level of Bontril in your blood, possibly increasing your risk of Bontril side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
Stimulants or Other Appetite Suppressants
Bontril should never be combined with other stimulants or appetite suppressants, due to the risk of dangerous side effects.
Taking Bontril with a tricyclic antidepressant can increase the risk of dangerous side effects from either medication. Check with your healthcare provider before combining these two medications.
Tromethamine can increase the level of Bontril in your blood, possibly increasing the risk of side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.