Suspected Adverse Methylphenidate– Imipramine Interactions in Children


Suspected Adverse Methylphenidate–  Imipramine Interactions in Children

Grob CS, Coyle JT

Two cases are presented which illustrate the dangers inherent in utilizing a polypharmacy approach in treating children with psychotropic medication. In each case, severe adverse effects, including cognitive and mood deterioration, were experienced by the child when treated with a combination of methylphenidate and imipramine. Possible mechanisms at the neurotransmitter level are described as postulated determinants for this pharmacological interaction.