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Re: OK to take meds with coffee??? Roslynn

Posted by doxogenic boy on September 22, 2013, at 14:42:12

In reply to OK to take meds with coffee???, posted by Roslynn on September 20, 2013, at 17:53:17

> Hi all,
>
> Anyone know if taking your meds with coffee could interfere with their absorption? How about coffee interfering with vitamins?

There are interactions with caffeine and psychotropic drugs:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060617171709AAyQPs5

Quote, excerpt:
Caffeine could interact with psychotropic medications either by affecting their metabolism, or by altering their effects on the brain. Also, some psychotropic drugs make you prone to heatstroke and since they can also have a diuretic effect, adding caffeine increases the chance of further dehydration and intensifies the chance of heatstroke in hot weather.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16206866
Quote:
J Okla State Med Assoc. 2005 Aug;98(8):380-4.
Caffeine and psychiatric medication interactions: a review.
Broderick PJ, Benjamin AB, Dennis LW.
Source

University of Oklahoma, USA.
Abstract

Caffeine can cause or worsen psychiatric symptoms but also has the potential to interact with many psychiatric medications. This article provides a literature review regarding interactions between caffeine and psychiatric medications. Caffeine is metabolized by the CYP1A2 enzyme and also acts as a competitive inhibitor of this enzyme. Thus, caffeine can interact with a wide range of psychiatric medications, including antidepressant agents, antipsychotic agents, antimanic agents, antianxiety agents, and sedative agents. These interactions may lead to caffeine-related or medication-related side effects that may complicate psychiatric treatment. By recognizing this potential, along with educating the patient, and utilizing a tapering approach, prevention of caffeine interactions is achievable. End quote.
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- doxogenic


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20 mcg liothyronine
40 mg escitalopram
100 mg trimipramine
50 mg agomelatine
600 mg quetiapine


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