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Potential Drug Interactions: Amlodipine and Codeine
When taking amlodipine and codeine together, there is a possibility of additive effects in lowering blood pressure. This may result in symptoms such as headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and changes in pulse or heart rate. These side effects are more likely to occur at the beginning of treatment, after a dose increase, or when treatment is resumed after an interruption. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you know how the medications affect you, and be cautious when changing positions from sitting or lying down. It is important to inform your doctor of all other medications, vitamins, and herbs you are taking. Do not discontinue any medication without consulting with your doctor first.
Drug and Food Interactions
No therapeutic duplication warnings were found for amlodipine and codeine.
Drug Interaction Classification
The following classifications are provided as guidelines only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to an individual may vary. Always consult with 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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