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Drug interactions between Inderal LA and naproxen / pseudoephedrine

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Inderal LA (propranolol)
naproxen/pseudoephedrine

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

naproxen propranolol

Applies to: naproxen / pseudoephedrine and Inderal LA (propranolol)

If you use propranolol for the treatment of high blood pressure, talk to your doctor before using it together with naproxen. Combining these medications may reduce the effects of propranolol in lowering your blood pressure, especially if you use naproxen frequently or regularly (for example, to treat arthritis or chronic pain). You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. 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

propranolol pseudoephedrine

Applies to: Inderal LA (propranolol) and naproxen / pseudoephedrine

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

MONITOR: Sympathomimetic agents, such as pseudoephedrine, may antagonize the effects of antihypertensives that interfere with sympathetic activity, such as alpha- and beta-adrenergic blocking agents. In contrast, alpha- and beta-blockers may diminish the vasoconstrictive effects of sympathomimetics. The mechanism of this interaction has not been reported, but may involve competitive inhibition at the adrenergic receptor. Severe hypertension may occur in patients receiving beta-blockers.

MANAGEMENT: Caution and close monitoring of blood pressure is recommended if pseudoephedrine is administered with these antihypertensives. Discontinuation of the sympathomimetic may be necessary if hypertension develops.

References

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Allegra-D (fexofenadine-pseudoephedrine)." Hoechst Marion-Roussel Inc, Kansas City, MO.

Drug and food interactions

Moderate

propranolol food

Applies to: Inderal LA (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

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

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