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Drug Interactions With Alprazolam

Cimetidine (Tagamet)
Taking alprazolam with cimetidine can raise the level of alprazolam 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 alprazolam.
 
Delavirdine (Rescriptor)
Taking alprazolam with delavirdine can raise the level of alprazolam in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. If you are taking these drugs together, your healthcare provider may need to lower your alprazolam dosage.
 
Grapefruit Juice
Grapefruit juice can raise the level of alprazolam in your blood, increasing your risk of alprazolam side effects. It is best to avoid grapefruit juice while taking alprazolam. If your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to drink grapefruit juice, you should do so consistently and in moderation.
 
Narcotics or Opiates
Combining an opiate or narcotic with alprazolam 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 with your healthcare provider before taking alprazolam with an opiate or narcotic.
 
Nefazodone (Serzone)
Nefazodone can double the amount of alprazolam in your blood, greatly increasing your risk of side effects. Do not take these medications together without your healthcare provider's approval.
 
Oral Contraceptives
Taking alprazolam with oral contraceptives (also known as birth control pills) can raise the level of alprazolam in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. If you are taking these drugs together, your healthcare provider may need to lower your alprazolam dosage or recommend a different form of birth control.
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