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Interactions between Codeine and Loperamide
This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs: codeine and loperamide. Using them together can increase the blood levels or add to the side effects of either medication. It is important to talk with your doctor before using these medications together. If you experience side effects such as extreme drowsiness, dizziness, weak pulse, slow heart rate, sweating, urinating less than usual, severe stomach cramps or bloating, and vomiting, call your doctor immediately. Avoid activities requiring mental alertness until you know how these medications affect you. Also, inform your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Drug and Food Interactions
Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of loperamide such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. It is advisable to avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with loperamide. Do not use more than the recommended dose of loperamide, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Therapeutic Duplication Warnings
No warnings were found for your selected drugs. Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.
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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.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
Medical Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare provider.