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Pertussin ES (dextromethorphan) Disease Interactions

There is 1 disease interaction with Pertussin ES (dextromethorphan):

Moderate

Antitussives (Includes Pertussin ES) ↔ Psychiatric Conditions

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Depression, Psychosis, Parkinsonism

Caution should be used when prescribing antitussives such as dextromethorphan and benzonatate in patients with psychiatric or emotional conditions. Isolated instances of bizarre behavior, including mental confusion and visual hallucinations have been reported in patients taking antitussives, specially when combined with other prescribed drugs such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors.

Pertussin ES (dextromethorphan) drug Interactions

There are 614 drug interactions with Pertussin ES (dextromethorphan)

Pertussin ES (dextromethorphan) alcohol/food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food interaction with Pertussin ES (dextromethorphan)

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.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

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