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Drug interactions between EpiPen and propranolol

Results for the following 2 drugs:
EpiPen (epinephrine)
propranolol

Interactions between your drugs

Major

propranolol ↔ epinephrine

Applies to:propranolol and EpiPen (epinephrine)

Beta-blockers like propranolol may reduce the effects of epinephrine. If you have been using propranolol, you may not respond as well to epinephrine when it is given to treat an emergency such as shock or a severe allergic reaction. In addition, the combination may cause severe high blood pressure and reduced heart rate. Your healthcare provider should always be told if you are receiving, or have recently received, beta-blocker therapy. 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

propranolol food

Applies to: propranolol

Food can enhance the levels of propranolol in your body. You shoud take propranolol at the same time each day, preferably with or immediately following meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Avoid drinking alcohol, which could increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking propranolol. Propranolol is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.

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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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