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More Information on Interactions With Ritalin SR
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when any of the drugs listed above are combined with Ritalin SR.
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
If Ritalin SR and MAOIs are taken together, this can cause life-threatening side effects, such as very high blood pressure. Do not take Ritalin SR and MAOIs together unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so. Do not take Ritalin SR if you have taken an MAOI within the past two weeks.
Combining Ritalin SR and pressors can cause an increased risk for side effects, particularly increased blood pressure and heart rate. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor your heart rate and blood pressure closely and adjust your dose of these drugs, if necessary.
If Ritalin SR is combined with seizure medications, this can increase the amount of the seizure medication in the blood, perhaps increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to decrease the dose of your seizure medication to prevent this.
Taking Ritalin SR with tricyclic antidepressants can increase the amount of the antidepressant in your blood, which may increase your risk of side effects. Depending on your particular situation, your healthcare provider may need to decrease your dose of the antidepressant.
If Ritalin SR is taken with warfarin, this can increase the amount of warfarin in the blood, potentially increasing your risk of bleeding. To prevent this, your healthcare provider may need to monitor you more closely when starting or stopping Ritalin SR.