Ibuprofen PM (diphenhydramine / ibuprofen) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There are 3 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Ibuprofen PM (diphenhydramine / ibuprofen) which include:
diphenhydrAMINE ↔ Alcohol (Ethanol)
Moderate Drug Interaction
Ask your doctor before using diphenhydrAMINE together with ethanol. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking diphenhydrAMINE. You should be warned not to exceed recommended dosages and to avoid activities requiring mental alertness. If your doctor prescribes these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment to safely take this combination. 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.
ibuprofen ↔ Alcohol (Ethanol)
Moderate Drug Interaction
Ask your doctor before using ibuprofen together with ethanol. Do not drink alcohol while taking ibuprofen. Alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding caused by ibuprofen. Call your doctor at once if you have symptoms of bleeding in your stomach or intestines. This includes black, bloody, or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds. 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.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility
NSAIDs - fluid retention
Fluid retention and edema have been reported in association with the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Therapy with NSAIDs should be administered cautiously in patients with preexisting fluid retention, hypertension, or a history of heart failure. Blood pressure and cardiovascular status should be monitored closely during the initiation of NSAID treatment and throughout the course of therapy.
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility
NSAIDs - hypertension
NSAIDs including topicals can lead to the onset of new hypertension or worsening of preexisting hypertension, either of which can contribute to the increased incidence of cardiovascular events. Blood pressure should be monitored closely during NSAID therapy and throughout the course of therapy.
Ibuprofen PM (diphenhydramine / ibuprofen) drug interactions
There are 1153 drug interactions with Ibuprofen PM (diphenhydramine / ibuprofen)
Ibuprofen PM (diphenhydramine / ibuprofen) disease interactions
There are 21 disease interactions with Ibuprofen PM (diphenhydramine / ibuprofen) which include:
- anticholinergic effects
- fluid retention
- GI toxicity
- renal toxicities
- renal/liver disease
- liver disease
- resp depression
- heart failure
- platelet aggregation inhibition
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No interaction information available.|
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