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Drug interactions between Nytol QuickCaps and sodium oxybate

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Nytol QuickCaps (diphenhydramine)
sodium oxybate

Interactions between your drugs

Major

diphenhydrAMINE sodium oxybate

Applies to: Nytol QuickCaps (diphenhydramine) and sodium oxybate

Using sodium oxybate together with diphenhydrAMINE is not recommended. Combining these medications can significantly increase the risk of serious side effects such as respiratory depression, low blood pressure, fainting, coma, and even death. You should avoid the use of alcohol while being treated with either of these medications. Avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how your medications affect you, and do not exceed the dosage or frequency of use prescribed by your doctor. For sodium oxybate, the manufacturer recommends specifically that you not drive a car, operate machinery, or perform other hazardous activities for at least 6 hours after taking a dose. 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

Major

sodium oxybate food

Applies to: sodium oxybate

Food may interfere with the absorption of sodium oxybate. You should wait at least 2 hours after eating before you take the first dose. Avoid alcohol during treatment, as it may add to the central nervous system effects of sodium oxybate and increase the risk of serious side effects such as respiratory depression, low blood pressure, fainting, coma, and even death. Do not drive, operate machinery, or perform other hazardous activities for at least six hours after taking sodium oxybate and 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 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

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
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 interaction information available.

Further information

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