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Propoxyphene Compound 65 (aspirin / caffeine / propoxyphene) and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There are 5 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Propoxyphene Compound 65 (aspirin / caffeine / propoxyphene) which include:

Major

propoxyphene food

Major Food Interaction

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

GENERALLY AVOID: Alcohol may have additive CNS- and/or respiratory-depressant effects with propoxyphene. Misuse of propoxyphene, either alone or in combination with other CNS depressants, has been a major cause of drug-related deaths, particularly in patients with a history of emotional disturbances, suicidal ideation, or alcohol and drug abuse.

MANAGEMENT: The use of alcohol during propoxyphene therapy should be avoided. Patients should be warned not to exceed the recommended dosage of propoxyphene and to avoid activities requiring mental alertness until they know how these agents affect them.

References

  1. "Product Information. Darvon (propoxyphene)." Lilly, Eli and Company, Indianapolis, IN.
Minor

caffeine food

Minor Food Interaction

Information for this minor interaction is available on the professional version.

Major

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Major Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

CNS stimulants - cardiac disease

The use of CNS stimulants is contraindicated in patients with significant cardiovascular impairment such as uncompensated heart failure, severe coronary disease, severe hypertension (including that associated with hyperthyroidism or pheochromocytoma), cardiac structural abnormalities, serious arrhythmias, etc. Sudden death has been reported in adults and children taking CNS stimulant treatment. Additionally, stroke, myocardial infarction, chest pain, syncope, arrhythmias and other symptoms have been reported in adults under treatment. A careful assessment of the cardiovascular status should be done in patients being considered for treatment. This includes family history, physical exam and further cardiac evaluation (EKG and echocardiogram). Patients who develop symptoms should have a detailed cardiac evaluation and if needed, treatment should be suspended.

References

  1. "Product Information. Dopram (doxapram)." West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corporation, Eatontown, NJ.
Major

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Major Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

CNS stimulants - hypertension

CNS stimulant medications have shown to increase blood pressure, and their use might be contraindicated in patients with severe hypertension. Caution should be used when administering to patients with preexisting high blood pressure and other cardiovascular conditions. All patients under treatment should be regularly monitored for changes in blood pressure and heart rate.

References

  1. "Product Information. Dopram (doxapram)." West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corporation, Eatontown, NJ.
Moderate

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

caffeine - cardiotoxicity

Like other methylxanthines, caffeine at high dosages may be associated with positive inotropic and chronotropic effects on the heart. Caffeine may also produce an increase in systemic vascular resistance, resulting in elevation of blood pressure. Therapy with products containing caffeine should be administered cautiously in patients with severe cardiac disease, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, or acute myocardial injury. Some clinicians recommend avoiding caffeine in patients with symptomatic cardiac arrhythmias and/or palpitations and during the first several days to weeks after an acute myocardial infarction.

References

  1. "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"

Propoxyphene Compound 65 (aspirin / caffeine / propoxyphene) drug interactions

There are 801 drug interactions with Propoxyphene Compound 65 (aspirin / caffeine / propoxyphene)

Propoxyphene Compound 65 (aspirin / caffeine / propoxyphene) disease interactions

There are 37 disease interactions with Propoxyphene Compound 65 (aspirin / caffeine / propoxyphene) which include:

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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.

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