Lorzone (chlorzoxazone) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Lorzone (chlorzoxazone) which include:
Using chlorzoxazone together with ethanol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with chlorzoxazone. Do not use more than the recommended dose of chlorzoxazone, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medication without first talking to your doctor.
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GENERALLY AVOID: Alcohol may potentiate some of the pharmacologic effects of CNS-active agents such as chlorzoxazone. Use in combination may result in additive central nervous system depression and/or impairment of judgment, thinking, and psychomotor skills. In addition, in one small study, watercress was reported to increase chlorzoxazone peak concentrations, AUC, and half-life. The proposed mechanism is inhibition of CYP450 2E1 metabolism. The clinical significance is unknown.
MANAGEMENT: Patients receiving chlorzoxazone should be advised to avoid or limit consumption of alcohol. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring complete mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how chlorzoxazone affects them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities. Watercress should be avoided if an interaction is suspected; e.g., excess sedation, nausea, or headache occurs.
- Leclercq I, Desager JP, Horsmans Y "Inhibition of chlorzoxazone metabolism, a clinical probe for CYP2E1, by a single ingestion of watercress." Clin Pharmacol Ther 64 (1998): 144-9
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Drug Interaction Classification
The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
|Major||Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderate||Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minor||Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
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