Kapvay Drug Interactions
Kapvay Drug Interactions ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Kapvay is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Combining Kapvay with a beta blocker may increase the risk for dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension) or a dangerously slow heart rate (bradycardia). However, in many cases, such combinations are considered safe and effective. Check with your healthcare provider before combining these medications.
If you take both Kapvay and a beta blocker, stopping Kapvay (without stopping the beta blocker) could increase the risk for dangerously high blood pressure, strokes, and other serious problems. It is advised to stop taking the beta blocker several days before you gradually reduce the dose of Kapvay. Do not attempt this without the approval and supervision of your healthcare provider.
Certain Calcium Channel Blockers
Combining Kapvay with certain calcium channel blockers may cause dangerously low blood pressure and a slow heart rate (bradycardia). You may need to be monitored very closely if you take these medications together.
Combining Kapvay with digoxin may cause a dangerously slow heart rate (bradycardia). You may need to be monitored very closely if you take these medications together.
Other Medications That Cause Drowsiness
Kapvay should be used with caution when combined with other sedating medications or substances. Check with your healthcare provider before taking such medications together. Additionally, many antidepressants may decrease the effectiveness of Kapvay for lowering blood pressure.
Final ThoughtsIt is possible that not all Kapvay drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about specific interactions that may apply to you.
It is always a good idea to give your healthcare provider a complete list of all medications you are taking, including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, herbs, and supplements.