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Potential Drug Interactions: Codeine and Lisinopril
This report highlights the potential interactions between codeine and lisinopril. When taken together, these drugs may have additive effects in lowering blood pressure. This can lead to 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, following a dose increase, or when treatment is restarted after an interruption. If you experience any of these symptoms, inform your doctor. Avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. Also, be cautious when getting up from a sitting or lying position. It is important to inform your doctor about all other medications you are taking, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first consulting your doctor.
Drug and Food Interactions
If you are taking lisinopril, it is recommended that you avoid consuming foods with moderately high or high potassium levels. This can cause high levels of potassium in your blood. Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements unless your doctor has advised you to do so.
Therapeutic Duplication Warnings
No warnings were found for the selected drugs. Therapeutic duplication warnings are only issued 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: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.