Calan Drug Interactions

Calan Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Calan is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Alcohol
Calan can decrease your body's ability to clear alcohol from your body, which can result in higher blood alcohol levels and prolonged intoxication. Be sure to use caution while drinking alcohol if you are taking Calan.
 
Aspirin
Combining aspirin with Calan may increase your risk of bleeding. Make sure to talk to your healthcare provider before combining aspirin with Calan.
 
Benzodiazepines
Calan can increase the level of certain benzodiazepines in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to decrease your benzodiazepine dose.
 
Beta Blockers
Combining Calan with a beta blocker may increase your risk of side effects, especially low blood pressure (hypotension) and a slow heart rate (bradycardia). Your healthcare provider should closely monitor your heart rate and blood pressure if you are taking a beta blocker with Calan.
 
Other Blood Pressure Medications
Combining Calan with other high blood pressure medications may lower your blood pressure too much. Your healthcare provider should carefully monitor your blood pressure when combining Calan with other blood pressure medications.
 
Buspirone (BuSpar)
Calan can increase the level of buspirone in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to decrease your buspirone dosage.
 
Carbamazepine (Tegretol, Tegretol XR)
Calan can increase the level of carbamazepine in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to decrease your carbamazepine dosage.
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