Drug interactions between droperidol and fentanyl
Interactions between your drugs
droperidol ↔ fentanyl
Applies to:droperidol and fentanyl
Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.
MONITOR CLOSELY: The use of droperidol has been associated with QT interval prolongation, torsade de pointes and other serious arrhythmias, and sudden death. The concurrent administration of agents that can produce bradycardia, a known risk factor for QT interval prolongation, such as benzodiazepines and opiates, particularly intravenous opiates, may increase the risk of QT interval prolongation. In addition, hypotensive effects and central nervous system- and/or respiratory-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking droperidol with benzodiazepines or opiates, especially in elderly or debilitated patients.
MANAGEMENT: Extreme caution and close monitoring are recommended if droperidol must be administered concomitantly with other bradycardic drugs. The dosage of droperidol should be individualized and titrated to the desired effect. Routine vital sign and ECG monitoring is recommended. When droperidol is used in combination with benzodiazepines or opiates, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS or respiratory depression as well as severe hypotension. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their doctor if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities.
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Drug and food interactions
Applies to: fentanyl
Do not use alcohol or medications that contain alcohol while you are receiving treatment with fentaNYL. This may increase nervous system side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and impairment in thinking and judgment. In severe cases, low blood pressure, respiratory distress, fainting, coma, or even death may occur. You should also avoid consuming grapefruit and grapefruit juice, as this may increase the blood levels and effects of fentanyl. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. Do not use more than the recommended dose of fentaNYL, 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.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.