How does aspirin and codeine interact with other medications or food?

Aspirin and codeine as a combination tablet is no longer available for use. However, there are several drugs that might interact negatively if the drug is available again in the future. If you are using aspirin and codeine, you should avoid the following drugs: atropine, benztropine, darifenacin, dicyclomine, dimenhydrinate, flavoxate, glycopyrrolate, hyoscyamine, ipratroprium, mepenzolate, methscopolamine, oxybutynin, phenelzine, propantheline, scopolamine, solifenacin, tiotropium, tolterodine, tranylcypromine, warfarin.

 There may be other anticoagulants; antidepressants; corticosteroids; cough, cold, or allergy medications; MAO inhibitors; pain relievers; sedatives; sleeping pills; tranquilizers; and vitamins that may interact with aspirin and codeine as well as medications for arthritis, asthma, bladder or urinary problems, diabetes, gout, and irritable bowel syndrome. Talk with a doctor about all medications, prescription and non-prescription, when taking aspirin and codeine.

 There are no dietary restrictions when using aspirin and codeine; food may actually alleviate the side effects of stomach upset or nausea when taken with the medication.

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