Asendin Drug Interactions
Asendin Drug Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Asendin is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Asendin may enhance the effects of alcohol. This can lead to an increased risk for suicidal thoughts and other Asendin overdose symptoms. Make sure to talk with your healthcare provider about drinking alcohol while taking Asendin.
Taking Asendin with anticholinergic medications may cause increased side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider before using these medications together, as your dosages may need to be reduced. Since some of these types of medicines are found in over-the-counter medicines, do not treat yourself for the common cold, a cough, or allergies without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Taking Asendin with arrhythmia medications can increase your risk of a dangerous arrhythmia called QT prolongation. Also, certain arrhythmia medications can increase the level of Asendin in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
Taking Asendin with barbiturates can increase the risk of side effects of both Asendin and barbiturates, such as drowsiness or dizziness. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your dose of these medications.
Taking Asendin with cimetidine can increase the level of Asendin in your blood, increasing your chance of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your dose of these medications.
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
Taking Asendin with MAOIs can increase your chance of developing dangerous side effects. Do not take Asendin if you have taken an MAOI within the past two weeks.