Acetaminophen drug interactions with different drugs explained

If you are using any narcotic drug, it is always better to know about its drug interactions with other products. This can help you use the drug safely and avoid using the products or medicines that have adverse effects when used with your drug.

A product that can interact with Acetaminophen is ketoconzole. This medication can interfere with some laboratory test resulting in incorrect lab results. Let your laboratory personnel know that you are using this drug.

Drug Interactions

Acetaminophen with Isoniazid

The information shared is generalized and not given as a medical advice. Consult your doctor before using or discontinuing any drug or starting any treatment.

Medical warning

Moderate risks. These drugs can results in some risks when consumed together. Contact your doctor for detailed information.

How the drug interaction occurs

Isoniazid can affect how the liver processes the medicine Acetaminophen.

Consequences

The quantity of metabolite of Acetaminophen in the liver can increase or cause liver damage.

Let your doctor know that you are using these two medicines together. Your health care provider might suggest you to try some other pain reliever while consuming Isoniazid.  Also inform your doctor if you notice any signs of liver problems like nausea, vomiting, dark urine, yellowing of eyes or abdominal pain. Do not change, start or stop the current dosage on your own without talking to your doctor.

 

Acetaminophen with Busulfan

Medical warning

Moderate risks. These drugs can lead to some risks when used together. Contact your health care provider for detailed information.

How the drug interaction occurs

Acetaminophen can slow down the speed of your body to removing busulfan.

What can happen?

It might take a long time for your body to eliminate busulfan.

What should you know about the interaction (Acetaminophen with Busulfan)?

Inform your doctor that you are using the two medicines together. Your doctor might advise you to stop using Acetaminophen for three days prior to busulfan therapy and a few days after the busulfan therapy. If you are not sure whether your medicine consists of Acetaminophen, check with your pharmacist.

If you notice any signs like chills, fever, sore throat abdominal pain, yellowing of skin or eyes, vomiting, depression, mood changes, anxiety, hallucinations, irregular heartbeat, confusion and muscle cramps. Contact your doctor immediately.

Acetaminophen- Selected Anticoagulants

Medical warning

Moderate risks. These drugs can lead to some risks when used together. Contact your health care provider for detailed information.

How the drug interaction occurs

Acetaminophen when taken regularly can affect the ability of your body to make clots.

What can happen?

You may notice an increased bleeding including bleeding gums, nosebleed, dark stools and unusual bruising.

What should you know about the interaction?

Let your doctor know that you are using the two medicines together, the dose of Acetaminophen you use and how frequently you use Acetaminophen. You doctor may ask you that he wants to check the INR values closely. If you have stopped taking Acetaminophen, let your doctor know about it. If you observe any signs of nose bleeding, unusual bruising etc., immediately contact your doctor.

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