meaning can you take cdeine along side benzos?
A moderate drug interaction exists when taking codeine and diazepam together.
" codeine and diazepam (Moderate Drug-Drug)
MONITOR: Central nervous system- and/or respiratory-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs that cause these effects, especially in elderly or debilitated patients.
MANAGEMENT: During concomitant use of these drugs, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS and respiratory depression. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring complete mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities."
Because of the potential for increased sedation, reduced alertness, co-ordination and respiratory depression the patient should be monitored carefully.
These medicines should only be taken on a doctors recommendation.
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