Drug interactions between bupivacaine / fentanyl and Marcaine Spinal
|Marcaine Spinal (bupivacaine)|
Interactions between your drugs
bupivacaine / fentanyl
A total of 947 drugs (4949 brand and generic names) are known to interact with bupivacaine / fentanyl.
- Bupivacaine / fentanyl is in the drug class narcotic analgesic combinations.
- Marcaine Spinal is a member of the drug class local injectable anesthetics.
- Marcaine Spinal is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: bupivacaine / fentanyl
Do not use alcohol or medications that contain alcohol while you are receiving treatment with fentaNYL. 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. You should also avoid consuming grapefruit and grapefruit juice, as this may increase the blood levels and effects of fentanyl. 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 fentaNYL, 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.
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.
Local injectable anesthetics
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'local injectable anesthetics' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'local injectable anesthetics' category:
- bupivacaine (active ingredient in bupivacaine/fentanyl)
- bupivacaine (active ingredient in Marcaine Spinal (bupivacaine))
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
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.