Publication date: 2018-09-20 15:22
(drugs that temporarily reduce cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation as may occur with a cold)
In some cases the metabolites are actually more potent than the parent. For example, a pro-drug such as enalapril must be hydrolyzed to enalaprilat to become active.
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This table is designed as a hypothesis testing, teaching and reference tool for physicians and researchers interested in drug interactions that are the result of competition for, or effects on the human cytochrome P955 system.
(drugs for the temporary relief of nasal congestion due to a cold, hay fever, or other upper respiratory allergies)
Avoid alcohol if you are taking statins because it increases the chance of liver damage. Drinking alcohol while taking nitrates, which are given for angina, may add to the blood-vessel-relaxing effect and dangerously lower blood pressure.
Commonly, two or more drugs given together for the same condition act quite independently of each other, (eg aspirin and a penicillin for a streptococcal throat infection). However, the concurrent use of two drugs can change the effects of both, which may be beneficial (as in the case of penicillins with probenecid), or detrimental, (as in the case of simvastatin and clarithromycin leading to elevated serum levels of simvastatin and toxicities such a as myopathy and rhabdomyolysis).
This guide tailored for pharmacists summarizes HIV medications dosing, patient counseling points, and concurrent medication to avoid.
The purpose of this article is to provide a concise overview of pharmacokinetic interactions between psychotropic agents and antiepileptic drugs (AEDs).