Drug interactions between methadone and naloxegol
Interactions between your drugs
- Methadone is in the drug class narcotic analgesics.
- Methadone is used to treat the following conditions:
- Naloxegol is a member of the drug class peripheral opioid receptor antagonists.
- Naloxegol is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: naloxegol
Do not consume grapefruit or grapefruit juice during treatment with naloxegol. Grapefruit juice can significantly increase the blood levels of naloxegol. You may be more likely to experience side effects and withdrawal symptoms such as sweating, tearing, runny nose, chills, diarrhea, abdominal pain, anxiety, insomnia, irritability, restlessness, and yawning. Taking naloxegol with food can also increase its absorption into the blood stream. Therefore, you should take it on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. 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.
Applies to: methadone
Grapefruit juice can increase the blood levels and effects of methadone. If you regularly consume grapefruits or grapefruit juice, you should be monitored for side effects and/or changes in methadone levels. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Orange juice is not expected to interact.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
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