Does azithromycin for dry eyes interact with any other medications?

Trovafloxacin and azithromycin may interact with other medications and make it necessary to discontinue a given medicine or adjust the dosage. These medicines include:

  • acarbose, acetohexamide, alosetron, benfluorex, chlorpropamide, gliclazinde,
  • glimepiride, glipizide, gliquidone, glyburide, guar gum, insulin, recombinant insulin aspart,
  • insulin glulisine, recombinant insulin lispro, metformin, miglitol, tolazamide,
  • and tolbutamide.

Some other medications may increase the possibility of side effects with trovafloxacin, and your doctor will decide if combining treatments is the best course of action. Discuss with your doctor possible side effects if you are also taking one of these medicines:

  • betamethasone, corticotropin, cortisone, cosyntropin, deflazacort, dexamethasone,
  • didanosine, fludrocortisone, fluocortolone, hydrocortisone, iron,
  • methylprednisolone, paramethasone, prednisolone, prednisone, sucralfate, and triamcinolone.

You should take trovafloxacin and azithromycin separately from certain antacids, vitamins, supplements, and morphine, because these preparations may interfere with the effectiveness of trovafloxacin. There are no expected food interactions with this medication, but always check with your doctor. The potency of this medication can be reduced or enhanced if taken with some other medications. Talk with your doctor if you are also taking cyclosporine, digoxin, ergot preparations such as migraine medicines, hexobarbital, nelfinavir, phenytoin, or warfarin.

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