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Drug interactions between codeine / phenylephrine and Imodium A-D

Results for the following 2 drugs:
codeine/phenylephrine
Imodium A-D (loperamide)

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

codeine loperamide

Applies to: codeine / phenylephrine and Imodium A-D (loperamide)

Using loperamide together with codeine can increase the blood levels or add to the side effects of either medication. Talk with your doctor before using these medications together. Call the doctor if you have side effects such as extreme drowsiness, dizziness, weak pulse, slow heart rate, sweating, urinating less than usual, severe stomach cramps or bloating, and vomiting. You should avoid activities requiring mental alertness until you know how these medications affect you. 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

loperamide food

Applies to: Imodium A-D (loperamide)

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of loperamide 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 loperamide. Do not use more than the recommended dose of loperamide, 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

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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