Selected Benzodiazepines/Itraconazole; Ketoconazole
This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.
Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
When these two medicines are taken together, your body may not process your anxiety or sleeping medicine properly.
What might happen:
You may experience unwanted drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, or slow reflexes.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these two medicines together. They may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. It may be necessary to adjust the dose of your anxiety or sleeping medicine. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
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