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Dexedrine Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Dexedrine is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Acetazolamide (Diamox)
Taking Dexedrine and acetazolamide together can increase the amount of Dexedrine in the blood, resulting in possible side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to decrease your dose of Dexedrine.
 
Ammonium Chloride
Taking Dexedrine and ammonium chloride together can decrease the amount of Dexedrine in the blood, perhaps making Dexedrine less effective. Your healthcare provider may need to increase your dose of Dexedrine.
 
Certain Antacids
Taking Dexedrine with very high doses of certain antacids (such as calcium carbonate) can increase the amount of Dexedrine in the blood, resulting in possible side effects. This is probably not a problem with occasional use of antacids. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your dose of these medications.
 
Certain Sleep Medications
Taking Dexedrine with certain sleep medications, such as diphenhydramine, can decrease the effectiveness of the sleep medication. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your dose of these medications.
 
Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
Taking Dexedrine and chlorpromazine together can change the way the brain reacts to Dexedrine, making it less effective. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your dose of these medications.
 
Ethosuximide (Zarontin)
Taking Dexedrine and ethosuximide together can cause ethosuximide to be absorbed in the body more slowly, perhaps making it less effective. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your dose of these drugs.
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