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Hetlioz LQ (tasimelteon) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Hetlioz LQ (tasimelteon):

Moderate

tasimelteon ↔ food

Moderate Food Interaction

Food can delay the absorption of tasimelteon, which may increase the amount of time it takes for the medication to work. You should take tasimelteon without food at the same time each night before going to bed. If you are a smoker, there is a possibility that tasimelteon may not work as well for you due to reduced blood levels of the medication in smokers compared to nonsmokers. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with tasimelteon. It can increase some of the side effects including dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

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Hetlioz LQ (tasimelteon) drug interactions

There are 351 drug interactions with Hetlioz LQ (tasimelteon)

Hetlioz LQ (tasimelteon) disease interactions

There are 4 disease interactions with Hetlioz LQ (tasimelteon) which include:

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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