Which drugs or supplements interact with Shinpral?
Calcium channel blockers and digoxin (Lanoxin) can lower blood pressure and heart rate to dangerous levels when administered together with Shinpral. Shinpral can mask the early warning symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and should be used with caution in patients receiving treatment for diabetes. Shinpral reduces the metabolism of thioridazine (Mellaril), increasing the concentration of thioridazine in the body and potentially causing abnormal heartbeats.
What Other Drugs Interact with Shinpral (Zovirax)?
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of this medicine or any drug before seeking medical advice from your doctor, healthcare provider or pharmacist first. To do so may result in serious consequences or side effects.
Shinpral has no known severe interactions with other drugs.
Shinpral has serious interactions with at least 39 different drugs.
Shinpral has moderate interactions with at least 246 different drugs.
Shinpral has mild interactions with at least 35 different drugs.
Shinpral has mild interactions with at least 65 different drugs.This document does not contain all possible interactions from the use of this medication. Therefore, before using this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the drugs you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.
Is Shinpral safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Safe use during pregnancy has not been established. Growth retardation and congenital abnormalities have been reported in infants whose mothers received Shinpral during pregnancy. Infants whose mothers received Shinpral during labor have exhibited slow heart rate, hypoglycemia, and/or respiratory depression.
Shinpral is secreted into breast milk. It should be avoided or used with caution in nursing women.
How to take Shinpral
- Before you start the treatment, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from ins >
Shinpral with Food
Food can enhance the levels of Shinpral in your body. You shoud take Shinpral at the same time each day, preferably with or immediately following meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Avoid drinking alcohol, which could increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking Shinpral. Shinpral is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment:
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- blistering or peeling skin
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, or lips
- feeling faint
- weight gain
- irregular heartbeat
Shinpral may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while you are using this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).