Darvon-N Drug Interactions
Darvon-N Drug Interactions ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Darvon-N is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking Darvon-N. Alcohol interacts with this pain medicine, potentially increasing the risk of serious side effects, such as extreme drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing (see Darvon-N and Alcohol for more information).
Darvon-N may increase the level of carbamazepine in your blood, perhaps increasing your risk of side effects of carbamazepine, including potentially dangerous side effects. Your healthcare provider may recommend a different pain medication or may decide to decrease your carbamazepine dosage rather than have you take both medications.
Certain Beta Blockers
Darvon-N may increase the level of certain beta blockers in your blood. This may increase the chance of beta blocker side effects, such as low blood pressure (hypotension) or a low heart rate (bradycardia). Check with your healthcare provider before taking Darvon-N with a beta blocker.
CYP 3A4 Inducers
The liver metabolizes (breaks down) Darvon-N using an enzyme known as CYP 3A4. Some medications, known as CYP 3A4 inducers, increase the activity of this enzyme. Taking Darvon-N with a CYP 3A4 inducer may decrease the level of Darvon-N in the blood, possibly making it much less effective. Check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
CYP 3A4 Inhibitors
The liver metabolizes (breaks down) Darvon-N using an enzyme known as CYP 3A4. Some medications, known as CYP 3A4 inhibitors, decrease the activity of this enzyme. Taking Darvon-N with a strong CYP 3A4 inhibitor may increase the level of Darvon-N in the blood, increasing the risk of dangerous Darvon-N side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before combining these medications.