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Tussin Cough Gels (Long Acting) (dextromethorphan) and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Tussin Cough Gels (Long Acting) (dextromethorphan):


dextromethorphan Alcohol (Ethanol)

Moderate Drug Interaction

Using dextromethorphan together with ethanol can increase nervous system side effects 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 dextromethorphan. Do not use more than the recommended dose of dextromethorphan, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery 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 medication without first talking to your doctor.

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Tussin Cough Gels (Long Acting) (dextromethorphan) drug interactions

There are 286 drug interactions with Tussin Cough Gels (Long Acting) (dextromethorphan)

Tussin Cough Gels (Long Acting) (dextromethorphan) disease interactions

There is 1 disease interaction with Tussin Cough Gels (Long Acting) (dextromethorphan) 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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