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I took ibprophen, Adipex, and Zoloft. Is that ok?

The Zoloft (sertraline) can interact with both the ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) and the Adipex (Phentermine).

Has the same physician prescribed all of these for you? I ask this because the Adipex and Zoloft should generally not be taken together. The combination may increase the risk of confusion, increased blood pressure or heart rate, loss of coordination, restlessness, sweating, tremor, vomiting, or other serious side effects.

Taking ibuprofen together with Zoloft over long periods of time increases the chance of stomach irritation and bleeding. For occasional headache or fever, these drugs may be used together. Using these drugs together may make you bruise or bleed more easily. Discuss any new or worsening side effects with your doctor.

Discuss your drug regimen with your health care provider prior to any surgeries or procedures. Make sure that all of your health care providers have a current list of your medications including OTC products.

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