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Interactions between Codeine and Suboxone
When using codeine and Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) together, there is a risk of serious side effects such as respiratory distress, coma, and even death due to their central nervous system depressant effects. It is important to consult with your doctor before using both medications, and to follow the prescribed doses and frequency and duration of use. Avoid drinking alcohol or self-medicating with these drugs without your doctor’s approval. It is also recommended to avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how these medications affect you. Inform your doctor about all other medications, including vitamins and herbs, that you are taking. Do not stop using any medication without consulting with your doctor.
Interaction with Naloxone
If you are using naloxone in an injectable formulation, it can reverse the effects of codeine. Physically dependent patients may experience withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, aches, fever, runny nose, sneezing, nervousness, irritability, shivering, and abdominal cramps. Consult with your doctor if you have any concerns or questions. Your doctor may need to adjust your dose or monitor you more frequently when using both medications.
Drug and Food Interactions
No alcohol or food interactions were found, but it is always recommended to consult with your healthcare provider to ensure there are no potential interactions.
Therapeutic Duplication Warnings
No warnings were found for the selected drugs. Therapeutic duplication warnings are only given when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.
Drug Interaction Classification
The drug interaction classifications provided are only a guideline, and the relevance of a particular drug interaction to an individual may vary. Always consult with your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
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