Delsym Drug Interactions

Delsym Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Delsym is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Alcohol
Do not drink alcohol while taking Delsym. Alcohol will increase the effects of Delsym on the brain, potentially increasing the risk of dangerous problems, such as a coma or slow, irregular breathing. In addition, alcohol consumption can make the effects of a Delsym overdose more serious.
 
Amphetamines
Taking Delsym with an amphetamine or an amphetamine-like medication can cause a group of symptoms called serotonin syndrome. These symptoms include:
 
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • A fast heartbeat
  • Feeling faint
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty walking
  • Diarrhea.
 
Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, as serotonin syndrome can be dangerous.
 
CYP 2D6 Inhibitors
Delsym is broken down (metabolized) by certain enzymes in the liver, known as CYP 2D6 enzymes. Various other medications, known as CYP 2D6 inhibitors, slow down these enzymes, potentially leading to high levels of Delsym in the bloodstream and perhaps increasing the risk of Delsym side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before combining such medications.
 
Ergot Medications
Taking Delsym with an ergot medication can cause a group of symptoms called serotonin syndrome. These symptoms include:
 
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • A fast heartbeat
  • Feeling faint
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty walking
  • Diarrhea.
 
Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, as serotonin syndrome can be dangerous.
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