Checker for Interactions between Alvimopan and Codeine

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Potential Drug Interactions: Alvimopan and Codeine

This report provides information on potential drug interactions between alvimopan and codeine. It is not recommended to use these drugs together as it may cause side effects such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you have received codeine for more than 7 consecutive days prior to alvimopan administration, the use of alvimopan is discouraged. Caution is also advised if you have received more than 3 doses of codeine within the week prior to surgery. Your doctor may need to adjust your dosage or perform special tests to ensure safe use of both medications. It is important to inform your doctor about all other medications, including vitamins and herbs, that you are taking. Do not stop using any medication without consulting your doctor first.

Drug and Food Interactions

No information on drug and food interactions was found for the selected drugs.

Therapeutic Duplication Warnings

No warnings were found for the selected drugs. Therapeutic duplication warnings are only provided when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

Drug Interaction Classification

The following classifications are provided as a guideline only. It is important to consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.

  • Major: Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations as the risk of 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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    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. Please consult your healthcare provider before taking any medication or changing your treatment plan.

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