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Can mixing antidepressants and diet pills cause serious side effects?

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In some cases, yes. It would depend on which antidepressant and which diet pills you are referring to.

Any diet pill that contains a stimulant can be dangerous if you are taking an antidepressant that is stimulating. The two mixed together can lead to a rapid heartbeat, mood swings, and even stroke or heart attack.

Before taking any weight-loss supplement, you should check with your doctor or pharmacist to ensure it is safe for you.

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