Adalat Drug Interactions
Adalat Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Adalat CC is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Certain Antibiotics and Antifungals
Taking Adalat CC with certain antibiotics or antifungals can increase the level of Adalat CC in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider should monitor your blood pressure (and may need to lower your Adalat CC dosage) while you are taking certain antibiotics or antifungals.
Combining Adalat CC with a beta blocker may increase your risk of side effects, especially low blood pressure (hypotension) and congestive heart failure (CHF). Your healthcare provider should closely monitor you if you are taking a beta blocker with Adalat CC.
Cimetidine may increase the level of Adalat CC in your blood, increasing your risk of Adalat CC side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your Adalat CC dose or may suggest an alternative to cimetidine.
Digoxin (Digitek, Lanoxin)
Adalat CC may increase the level of digoxin in your blood. Because changes in digoxin levels can be dangerous, your healthcare provider should monitor the level of digoxin in your blood and adjust your digoxin dosage as necessary.
Grapefruit juice can increase the level of Adalat CC in your blood, even if you do not take Adalat CC and drink grapefruit juice at the same time of the day. It is best to avoid grapefruit juice altogether while you are taking Adalat CC. However, if your healthcare provider decides it is okay for you to drink grapefruit juice, you should do so consistently and in moderation.