midazolam - oral syrup, Versed (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: The 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 the doctor or pharmacist first.This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: delavirdine, efavirenz, HIV protease inhibitors (e.g., ritonavir, saquinavir, atazanavir), sodium oxybate.If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell the doctor or pharmacist before starting midazolam.Before using this medication, tell the doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove midazolam from your body (such as azole antifungals including itraconazole/ketoconazole, macrolide antibiotics including erythromycin, cimetidine, rifamycins including rifabutin/rifampin, St. John's wort, certain anti-seizure medicines including carbamazepine/phenytoin, calcium channel blockers including diltiazem/verapamil, certain SSRIs including fluoxetine/fluvoxamine, nefazodone, conivaptan, aprepitant).Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that cause drowsiness such as: certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., phenobarbital), medicine for sleep or anxiety (e.g., alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine, morphine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., chlorpromazine, clozapine, amitriptyline, trazodone), a certain herbal product (kava).Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients. Ask the pharmacist about using those products safely.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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