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