Intermezzo Drug Interactions

Intermezzo Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Intermezzo is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Alcohol
You should avoid alcohol while taking Intermezzo. Alcohol interacts with this sleep medicine, potentially increasing the risk for serious side effects, such as extreme drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or bizarre behavior.
 
Certain Antibiotics or Antifungals
Certain antibiotics or antifungals may increase or decrease blood levels of Intermezzo, depending on the particular antibiotic or antifungal. If you take Intermezzo with one of these antibiotics or antifungal medications, your healthcare provider may need to adjust the dose of Intermezzo. In some cases, he or she may also recommend an alternative antifungal, antibiotic, or sleep medication.
 
Medications That Cause Drowsiness
Combining Intermezzo with any other medications that cause drowsiness can increase your risk for side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or bizarre behavior. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking Intermezzo with any of these medications. In general, a dosage of 1.75 mg no more than once nightly is recommended for people taking other medications that cause drowsiness.
 
Protease Inhibitors
Some protease inhibitors may increase the level of Intermezzo in the blood. If you take Intermezzo with one of these protease inhibitors, your healthcare provider may need to adjust the dose of Intermezzo. In some situations, an alternative sleep medication may be recommended.
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all Intermezzo interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific drug interactions that may apply to you.

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