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Drug interactions between sodium oxybate and Trifed C

Results for the following 2 drugs:
sodium oxybate
Trifed C (codeine/pseudoephedrine/triprolidine)

Interactions between your drugs

Major

codeine sodium oxybate

Applies to: Trifed C (codeine / pseudoephedrine / triprolidine) and sodium oxybate

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

GENERALLY AVOID: The central nervous system and respiratory depressant effects of sodium oxybate, which is the sodium salt of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), may be potentiated by concomitant use of other agents with CNS depressant effects. An increased risk of serious adverse reactions such as respiratory depression, hypotension, profound sedation, syncope, coma, and even death should be considered.

MANAGEMENT: Concomitant use of sodium oxybate with other CNS depressants should be avoided whenever possible. Otherwise, close monitoring and/or dosage reductions should be considered. If short-term use of a CNS depressant is required (e.g., post- or perioperative opioid), a temporary interruption of sodium oxybate therapy may be appropriate. All patients treated with sodium oxybate should be advised not to drive, operate machinery, or engage in hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination for at least 6 hours after taking the second nightly dose of sodium oxybate and until they know how the medication affects them.

References

  1. "Product Information. Xyrem (sodium oxybate)." Orphan Medical, Minnetonka, MN.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
Major

triprolidine sodium oxybate

Applies to: Trifed C (codeine / pseudoephedrine / triprolidine) and sodium oxybate

Using sodium oxybate together with triprolidine may increase side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, confusion, depression, low blood pressure, slow or shallow breathing, and impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. Occasionally, severe reactions may result in coma and even death. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact, or you may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. You should avoid the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery for at least six hours after taking sodium oxybate and until you know how the medications affect you, and use caution when getting up from a sitting or lying position. 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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Moderate

triprolidine food

Applies to: Trifed C (codeine / pseudoephedrine / triprolidine)

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of triprolidine such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with triprolidine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of triprolidine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

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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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