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Drug interactions between codeine / dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine and Stalevo

Results for the following 2 drugs:
codeine/dexbrompheniramine/pseudoephedrine
Stalevo (carbidopa/entacapone/levodopa)

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

levodopa pseudoephedrine

Applies to: Stalevo (carbidopa / entacapone / levodopa) and codeine / dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

GENERALLY AVOID: Coadministration with levodopa may potentiate the cardiovascular effects of sympathomimetic agents (e.g., epinephrine, norepinephrine, isoproterenol, amphetamine). Additive increases in blood pressure and heart rate may occur due to enhanced sympathetic activity. However, data evaluating the interaction are not available.

MANAGEMENT: The use of levodopa with sympathomimetic agents should generally be avoided. If concomitant use is required, close monitoring of the cardiovascular system is recommended and the dose of the sympathomimetic agent may need to be reduced.

References

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
Moderate

codeine entacapone

Applies to: codeine / dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine and Stalevo (carbidopa / entacapone / levodopa)

Using codeine together with entacapone may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. 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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Moderate

dexbrompheniramine entacapone

Applies to: codeine / dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine and Stalevo (carbidopa / entacapone / levodopa)

Using dexbrompheniramine together with entacapone may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. 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

levodopa food

Applies to: Stalevo (carbidopa / entacapone / levodopa)

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of levodopa 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 levodopa. You may experience reduced effectiveness of levodopa in the presence of foods or enteral (tube) feedings with a high protein content. This may make the symptoms of Parkinson's disease worse. Talk with your doctor or nutrition counselor about the best foods to eat while you are taking this medication. Contact your doctor if your condition changes.

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Moderate

dexbrompheniramine food

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.

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Moderate

entacapone food

Applies to: Stalevo (carbidopa / entacapone / levodopa)

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of entacapone 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 entacapone. Do not use more than the recommended dose of entacapone, 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 therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
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 information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

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