Trazodone/Selected CYP3A4 Inhibitors Interactions
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.
Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Your medicine may slow down how quickly your liver processes trazodone.
What might happen:
The amount of trazodone in your blood may increase and cause side effects such as nausea, dizziness, confusion, low blood pressure, fainting, or an irregular heartbeat, which may be life-threatening.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together and if you have an increase in nausea, confusion, or low blood pressure, or if you have any dizziness, fainting, or an irregular heartbeat. Your doctor may want to change the dose of your trazodone.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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