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Dihydrocodeine / guaifenesin / phenylephrine and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with dihydrocodeine / guaifenesin / phenylephrine:

Moderate

Alcohol (Ethanol) ↔ dihydrocodeine

Moderate Drug Interaction

Do not use alcohol or medications that contain alcohol while you are receiving treatment with dihydrocodeine. This may increase nervous system side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and impairment in thinking and judgment. In severe cases, low blood pressure, respiratory distress, fainting, coma, or even death may occur. With certain long-acting formulations of narcotic pain medication, consumption of alcohol may also cause rapid release of the drug, resulting in high blood levels that may be potentially lethal. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. Do not use more than the recommended dose of dihydrocodeine, 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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dihydrocodeine / guaifenesin / phenylephrine drug Interactions

There are 1039 drug interactions with dihydrocodeine / guaifenesin / phenylephrine

dihydrocodeine / guaifenesin / phenylephrine disease Interactions

There are 20 disease interactions with dihydrocodeine / guaifenesin / phenylephrine which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
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 information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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