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Revia Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Revia is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Cannabinoids
Cannabinoids are sometimes used to help relieve nausea, vomiting, and pain. Revia may interact with cannabinoids by either increasing or decreasing their effects. If you take Revia, let your healthcare provider know if you are being treated with a cannabinoid or use cannabinoid products. 
 
Disulfiram
Both disulfiram and Revia can cause liver damage. The manufacturer of Revia recommends these medicines not be used together, unless a healthcare provider determines the possible benefit of the combination outweighs the potential risks.
 
Opioids
Opioid medications may not be effective in people taking Revia. If an opioid is needed in an emergency situation, larger-than-normal opioid doses may be required, which could cause potentially serious side effects, such as severe respiratory depression (slow and shallow breathing). 
 
If you have been taking an opioid, starting Revia may cause severe opioid withdrawal symptoms, which may be more serious than normal opioid withdrawal symptoms. In general, you need to be off all opioids for one to two weeks before starting Revia. The exact amount of time depends on which opioid you were taking.
 
Thioridazine
The combination of Revia and thioridazine has been reported to cause lethargy and drowsiness. Let your healthcare provider know if you are taking thioridazine before starting Revia.
 

Final Thoughts

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