While the risks for both drugs have been previously reported, there have been some concerning reports from patients who are taking the combination of drugs. The following is a synopsis of some of the events that are reported to be connected with the use of the two drugs.
In an animal study, it was reported that after rats were given the drugs together, the animals displayed increased anxiety and irritability. Similar results were seen in mice. This drug interaction raises some concerns and should be avoided, especially if you have a history of a drug allergy.
It is also possible that side effects such as abnormal heart rate and irregular breathing may occur in some patients who take the drug together. These drugs are both used for treating anxiety, and the increased heart rate and breathing of some patients could be the result of the drugs causing an overproduction of chemicals. An overdose can also occur, especially when a combination drug is used along with other drugs that have been formulated for specific purposes.
Phentermine, used in combination with Effexor, has a number of effects. When taken together, it increases the blood flow, which in turn increases the levels of catecholamines in the body.
Common side effects include skin rashes, headache, stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, rash, and dizziness. Some of these symptoms are similar to those that happen when you take stimulants.
Phentermine is known to cause a depression-like effect when taken in conjunction with other drugs. This depression can last for as long as six hours after you stop taking the drug. If you are not sure whether or not you should take the drug together, you should consult your doctor before doing so.
It is a good idea to check with your doctor first, because the use of the drugs can affect each other's efficiency. It is also important to consider the possibility of an overdose.
By using the drugs together, you can increase the risk of developing hypertension, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease. It is also possible that patients taking the drug combination with Effexor are at a higher risk of falling into a coma or even dying.
There have been serious adverse effects reported, too. In one case, an individual with a history of heart disease became confused and believed he had a stroke. If you experience any of these symptoms, please see your doctor for further advice.
You should always follow your doctor's orders when it comes to taking medicines. If you begin to notice these problems, stop the drugs immediately. Tell your doctor that you are taking, how much, and what you plan to do when the drug is no longer being used.
While it is always important to follow instructions, even more so when taking a drug together, it is best to be cautious. If you think you might be having an allergic reaction to the drug, stop taking it right away and consult your doctor.