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Is it safe to use stimulants with other medications?

Stimulants should not be used with other medications unless authorized by a physician. Patients also should be aware of the dangers associated with mixing stimulants and OTC cold medicines that contain decongestants, as combining these substances may cause blood pressure to become dangerously high or lead to irregular heart rhythms.

This page was last updated October 2011

Is it safe to use stimulants with other medications?

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (2011). Is it safe to use stimulants with other medications?. In Prescription Drug Abuse. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/stimulants/it-safe-to-use-stimulants-other-medications

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