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Drug Interactions between chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine / phenylpropanolamine / phenyltoloxamine and esmolol

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

  • chlorpheniramine/phenylephrine/phenylpropanolamine/phenyltoloxamine
  • esmolol

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Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

esmolol phenylephrine

Applies to: esmolol and chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine / phenylpropanolamine / phenyltoloxamine

Using phenylephrine together with a beta-blocker like esmolol may lead to an increase in blood pressure. Some beta-blockers may enhance the effects of phenylephrine, which can lead to constriction of your blood vessels and an increase in blood pressure. Contact your doctor if your condition changes. You may need a dose adjustment or your blood pressure checked more often if you use both medications. 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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Moderate

phenylephrine phenylpropanolamine

Applies to: chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine / phenylpropanolamine / phenyltoloxamine and chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine / phenylpropanolamine / phenyltoloxamine

Both phenylephrine and phenylpropanolamine can increase blood pressure and heart rate, and combining them may enhance these effects. Talk to your doctor before using these medications, especially if you have a history of high blood pressure or heart disease. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects. 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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Moderate

chlorpheniramine phenyltoloxamine

Applies to: chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine / phenylpropanolamine / phenyltoloxamine and chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine / phenylpropanolamine / phenyltoloxamine

Using chlorpheniramine together with phenyltoloxamine may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, irregular heartbeat, confusion, and memory problems. Side effects may be more likely to occur in the elderly or those with a debilitating condition. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. Talk to your doctor 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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Drug and food interactions

Moderate

chlorpheniramine food

Applies to: chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine / phenylpropanolamine / phenyltoloxamine

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of chlorpheniramine such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with chlorpheniramine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of chlorpheniramine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

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Moderate

phenylpropanolamine food

Applies to: chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine / phenylpropanolamine / phenyltoloxamine

Using phenylpropanolamine with alcohol can increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects such as increased heart rate, chest pain, or blood pressure changes. In addition, you may also be more likely to experience nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, depression, and difficulty concentrating. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with phenylpropanolamine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of phenylpropanolamine, 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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Moderate

phenyltoloxamine food

Applies to: chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine / phenylpropanolamine / phenyltoloxamine

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of phenyltoloxamine such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with phenyltoloxamine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of phenyltoloxamine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

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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.

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