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    Dolophine HCL

    Interactions

    Selected Opioid Analgesics/Cimetidine

    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.

    Medical warning:

    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:

    Some pain medicines may slow down how quickly your body processes cimetidine.

    What might happen:

    The amount of pain medicine in your blood may increase, which may increase your risk of nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, and excessive drowsiness. Your pain medicine may cause very serious side effects including shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

    What you should do about this interaction:

    Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know right away that you are taking these medicines together. If you have any signs of excessive drowsiness or have trouble breathing, contact your doctor right away. Your doctor may want to adjust the dose of your pain medicine.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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    7.Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) US prescribing information. Sanofi-Synthelabo, Inc. August, 2017.

    8.Dolophine (methadone hydrochloride) US prescribing information. Wast-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp. December, 2016.

    9.Nubain (nalbuphine hydrochloride) US prescribing information. Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. December, 2016.

    10.OxyContin (oxycodone hydrochloride) US prescribing information. Perdue Pharma L.P. July, 2012.

    11.Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride) US prescribing information. Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. January, 2013.

    12.Dilaudid (hydromorphone) US prescribing information. Purdue Pharm Prods February, 2017.

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