clonidine/chlorthalidone - oral, Combipres (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: cisapride, dofetilide.If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting this medication.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: beta blocker drugs (e.g., metoprolol, propranolol), corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), drugs that can affect heartbeat (e.g., calcium channel blockers such as diltiazem, verapamil), digoxin, drugs for diabetes (e.g., insulin, glipizide), lithium, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen), tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline).Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that cause drowsiness such as: certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine, phenobarbital), medicine for sleep or anxiety (e.g., alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., hydrocodone, codeine), psychiatric medications (e.g., chlorpromazine, risperidone, nortriptyline, trazodone).Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products, diet aids, fever/pain reducers) because they may contain ingredients that could cause drowsiness, increase your heart rate/blood pressure (e.g., phenylephrine, phenylpropanolamine) or reduce the effect of this medication (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen). Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.Low-dose aspirin should be continued if prescribed by your doctor for specific medical reasons such as heart attack or stroke prevention (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams per day). Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.Caffeine may increase your blood pressure. Caffeine can be found in some nonprescription medications, soft drinks, coffee, and tea. Limit caffeine intake.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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