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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:
Amiodarone may slow down how quickly your liver processes your fentanyl.
What might happen:
The amount of fentanyl in your blood may increase and cause more side effects than expected.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together. Your doctor may want to adjust the dose of your fentanyl or monitor its effects more closely.If you have unusually slow or shallow breathing, get help right away. If you feel more sleepy or tired than normal, contact your healthcare professional as soon as possible.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
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