Drug interactions between codeine / dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine and halofantrine
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: codeine / dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine and halofantrine
Halofantrine may reduce the effectiveness of codeine. You may need a dose adjustment if you have been taking codeine and are starting treatment with halofantrine. Let your doctor know if your condition changes or you experience reduced or inadequate relief of your symptoms. 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: halofantrine
You may experience reduced absorption of halofantrine in the presence of food. Halofantrine should be taken on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after food. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Also, while taking halofantrine, you should avoid grapefruits and grapefruit juice. Grapefruit can raise the levels of halofantrine in your body and lead to increased adverse effects. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.
Applies to: codeine / dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine
Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of dexbrompheniramine 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 dexbrompheniramine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of dexbrompheniramine, 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.
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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