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Does Lithium Interact With Verelan PM?

Lithium (Eskalith, Eskalith CR, Lithobid)
Lithium can interact unpredictably with Verelan PM. Sometimes Verelan PM can make lithium less effective; other times it can increase lithium toxicity. You should be monitored very carefully when you are taking these two medications together.
Phenobarbital (Luminal)
Phenobarbital may decrease the level of Verelan PM in your blood, perhaps making it less effective. Your healthcare provider may need to increase your Verelan PM dosage.
Verelan PM can increase the level of quinidine in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Combining these two medications may also increase your risk of low blood pressure (hypotension). Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider before taking quinidine with Verelan PM.
Verelan PM increases the level of simvastatin in the blood, increasing the risk of serious side effects of simvastatin. If these medications are combined, the simvastatin dosage should not exceed 10 mg per day.
Telithromycin (Ketek)
There has been a report of low blood pressure (hypotension), arrhythmias, and other problems in a patient who took Verelan PM with telithromycin. However, it is not known if this will be a problem for most people. Talk to your healthcare provider before combining Verelan PM with telithromycin.
Verelan PM can increase the level of theophylline in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to closely monitor the level of theophylline in your blood, especially when starting or stopping Verelan PM.

Final Thoughts on Verelan PM Drug Interactions

It is possible that not every Verelan PM drug interaction was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about drug interactions with Verelan PM that may apply to your situation.
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