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Drug Interactions between Adalat and amlodipine

This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:

  • Adalat (nifedipine)
  • amlodipine

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Interactions between your drugs

There were no interactions found in our database between Adalat and amlodipine - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

Adalat

A total of 462 drugs are known to interact with Adalat.

amlodipine

A total of 372 drugs are known to interact with amlodipine.

Drug and food interactions

Moderate

NIFEdipine food

Applies to: Adalat (nifedipine)

You should avoid or limit the consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice if you are receiving treatment with NIFEdipine. Grapefruit juice can significantly increase the blood levels and effects of medications like NIFEdipine. You may be more likely to experience side effects such as headache, low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, swelling, and fluid retention. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Minor

amLODIPine food

Applies to: amlodipine

Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.

For clinical details see professional interaction data.

Therapeutic duplication warnings

Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.

Duplication

Calcium channel blockers

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'calcium channel blockers' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'calcium channel blockers' category:

  • Adalat (nifedipine)
  • amlodipine

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
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 interaction information available.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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