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Drug interactions between halothane and nifedipine

Results for the following 2 drugs:
halothane
nifedipine

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

NIFEdipine halothane

Applies to: nifedipine and halothane

Using halothane together with NIFEdipine may increase the risk of cardiovascular complications such as irregular heart rhythm, cardiac conduction abnormalities, and low blood pressure resulting in collapse. Close monitoring is required during surgery and until the effects of anesthesia have worn off. 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

NIFEdipine food

Applies to: nifedipine

You should avoid or limit the consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice if you are receiving treatment with NIFEdipine. Grapefruit juice can significantly increase the blood levels and effects of medications like NIFEdipine. You may be more likely to experience side effects such as headache, low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, swelling, and fluid retention. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist 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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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

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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