Halcion Drug Interactions

Cimetidine (Tagamet)
Taking Halcion with cimetidine can increase the amount of Halcion in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Do not take these medications together without your healthcare provider's approval. Most likely, your healthcare provider will recommend taking one of the many cimetidine alternatives that do not interact with Halcion.
 
Delavirdine (Rescriptor)
Taking Halcion with delavirdine can increase the amount of Halcion in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to lower your Halcion dosage.
 
Grapefruit Juice
Grapefruit juice can increase the level of Halcion in your blood, increasing your risk of Halcion side effects. It is best to avoid grapefruit juice while taking Halcion. If your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to drink grapefruit juice, you should do so consistently and in moderation.
 
Isoniazid (Nydrazid)
Taking Halcion with isoniazid can increase the amount of Halcion in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to lower your Halcion dosage.
 
Narcotics or Opiates
Combining an opiate or narcotic with Halcion can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may occur. Make sure to talk to your healthcare provider before taking Halcion with an opiate or narcotic.
 
Nefazodone (Serzone)
Nefazodone can significantly increase the amount of Halcion in your blood, greatly increasing your risk of side effects. These medications should not be taken together.
 
Oral Contraceptives
Taking Halcion with oral contraceptives (also known as birth control pills) can increase the amount of Halcion in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to lower your Halcion dosage or may recommend another form of birth control.
 

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