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AlleRx Dose Pack PE (AM Dose) (methscopolamine / phenylephrine) and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There are 3 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with AlleRx Dose Pack PE (AM Dose) (methscopolamine / phenylephrine) which include:

Moderate

phenylephrine Alcohol (Ethanol)

Moderate Drug Interaction

Methscopolamine may increase the effects of phenylephrine on your blood pressure and heart rate. Before receiving these medications, you should let your doctor know if you have high blood pressure or heart disease. You may not be able to use one or both of these medications, or you may need closer monitoring by your doctor in order to use these medications. 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

methscopolamine Alcohol (Ethanol)

Moderate Drug Interaction

Ask your doctor before using methscopolamine together with ethanol. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking methscopolamine. 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.

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Minor

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Minor Potential Hazard, Low plausibility

anticholinergics - hypertension

Cardiovascular effects of anticholinergics may exacerbate hypertension. Therapy with anticholinergic agents should be administered cautiously in patients with hypertension.

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AlleRx Dose Pack PE (AM Dose) (methscopolamine / phenylephrine) drug interactions

There are 327 drug interactions with AlleRx Dose Pack PE (AM Dose) (methscopolamine / phenylephrine)

AlleRx Dose Pack PE (AM Dose) (methscopolamine / phenylephrine) disease interactions

There are 21 disease interactions with AlleRx Dose Pack PE (AM Dose) (methscopolamine / phenylephrine) 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.

Further information

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