Drug Interactions between Cardene SR and licorice
This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:
- Cardene SR (nicardipine)
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: Cardene SR (nicardipine) and licorice
Talk to your doctor before using licorice together with niCARdipine. Products containing licorice (glycyrrhizic acid) can cause high blood pressure as well as salt and water retention, which may interfere with the effects of niCARdipine. Generally, you should avoid or limit the consumption of licorice if you have high blood pressure, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the vessels of the lung), or kidney disease. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure those products do not contain licorice or glycyrrhizic acid, which may be found in licorice-flavored chewing gum or candy, chewing tobacco, certain ethnic foods and beverages, and some herbal diuretics or laxatives. 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.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Cardene SR (nicardipine)
You should avoid or limit the consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice if you are receiving treatment with niCARdipine. Grapefruit juice can significantly increase the blood levels and effects of medications like niCARdipine. 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.
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
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No interaction information available.|
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