Will Symmetrel React With My Drugs?
Symmetrel Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Symmetrel is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Combining Symmetrel with anticholinergic medications can increase the risk of Symmetrel side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before taking Symmetrel with any of these medications.
Antipsychotic medications can make Parkinson's disease medications (such as Symmetrel) less effective. This is probably not an issue if you are taking it for the flu or for uses other than Parkinson's disease. However, check with your healthcare provider before taking an antipsychotic medication if you are taking Symmetrel for Parkinson's disease.
Intranasal Flu Vaccine (FluMist)
Symmetrel may decrease the effectiveness of the intranasal flu vaccine. You must stop taking Symmetrel at least 48 hours before getting the intranasal flu vaccine, and you should not take it for two weeks after the vaccine. This interaction does not apply to the traditional, injected flu vaccine.
Quinine or Quinidine
Quinine and quinidine may increase the level of Symmetrel in your blood, possibly increasing your risk of side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before combining Symmetrel with quinine or quinidine.
Check with your healthcare provider before combining a stimulant with Symmetrel, as dangerous side effects could occur.
Final Thoughts on Symmetrel Drug InteractionsIt is possible that not every drug interaction was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the Symmetrel drug interactions that may apply to you.