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Drug interactions between amifampridine and Simuc-HD

Results for the following 2 drugs:
amifampridine
Simuc-HD (guaifenesin/hydrocodone/phenylephrine)

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

HYDROcodone amifampridine

Applies to: Simuc-HD (guaifenesin / hydrocodone / phenylephrine) and amifampridine

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

MONITOR: The use of amifampridine is associated with a dose-related risk of seizures, and the risk may be further increased when coadministered with other drugs that can reduce the seizure threshold. Seizures have occurred in patients without a history of seizures taking amifampridine at recommended dosages and at various times after initiation of treatment. Reported incidence is approximately 2%. Many of the patients were taking medications or had comorbid medical conditions that may have lowered the seizure threshold.

MANAGEMENT: Caution is advised if amifampridine is coadministered with any substance that can reduce the seizure threshold, particularly in the elderly and in patients with other risk factors for seizures (e.g., head trauma; brain tumor; severe hepatic cirrhosis; metabolic disorders; CNS infections; excessive use of alcohol or sedatives; addiction to opiates, cocaine, or stimulants; diabetes treated with oral hypoglycemic agents or insulin). Consider discontinuation or dose reduction of amifampridine in patients who experience a seizure during treatment. Use of amifampridine is contraindicated in patients with a history of seizures.

References

  1. EMEA. European Medicines Agency "EPARs. European Union Public Assessment Reports. Available from: URL: http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/index.jsp?curl=pages/includes/medicines/medicines_landingpage.jsp&mid."
  2. "Product Information. Firdapse (amifampridine)." Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Coral Gables, FL.

Drug and food interactions

Major

HYDROcodone food

Applies to: Simuc-HD (guaifenesin / hydrocodone / phenylephrine)

Do not use alcohol or medications that contain alcohol while you are receiving treatment with HYDROcodone. This may increase nervous system side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and impairment in thinking and judgment. In severe cases, low blood pressure, respiratory distress, fainting, coma, or even death may occur. If you are taking certain long-acting formulations of hydrocodone, consumption of alcohol may also cause rapid release of the drug, resulting in high blood levels that may be potentially lethal. Likewise, you should avoid consuming grapefruit and grapefruit juice, as this may increase the blood levels and effects of hydrocodone. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. Do not use more than the recommended dose of HYDROcodone, 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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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No warnings were found for your selected drugs.

Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

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

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