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Obesity and Weight Management

Drug Interactions

02/11/2008

Question:

Is it dangerous to combine Meridia (for weightloss) and Triavil (migraines)?

Answer:

There are no drug interactions between Triavil and Meridia. They act alike in the body where they can concentrate certain neurotransmitters in the brain. Due to their similar action, the following symptoms can occur:

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If any of these symptoms occur, please report them to the doctor. Patients with uncontrolled blood pressure should consult their doctor before using the medications and should be monitored very carefully because it can possibly increase blood pressure. Consider non-drug options for weight loss. Programs offering good nutritional plans along with physical activity can help you succeed in loosing weight.

Submitted by Nancy G Pham, PharmD Candidate, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

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Response by:

Carmen M Hadley, RPh, CSPI
Formerly:
Clinical Instructor
College of Pharmacy
The Ohio State University