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Who should not take Cerebyx?

Do not take Cerebyx if you are allergic to this medication or other hydantoins (fosphenytoin). This medication should not be taken if you have the following heart conditions: heart blockage, Adams-Stokes syndrome, or slow heartbeat. This medication has not been studied in children. Cerebyx has not been adequately studied in older adults, but this population is more likely to have liver, kidney, and heart-related problems that may require an altered dose of the medication. Cerebyx is a pregnancy category D medication, which means it has been shown to cause harm to a fetus. Do not take this medication if you are pregnant or may become pregnant. Adequate studies are not available to clearly state whether Cerebyx is passed from the mother to infant through breast milk.

The following medications may interact with Cerebyx and may require adjusted dosages:

  • delavirdine
  • beclamide
  • erlotinib
  • dopamine
  • lidocaine
  • ketorolac
  • naproxen
  • voriconazole

The following medications may increase the side effects of Cerebyx:

  • amiodarone
  • amprenavir
  • acetazolamide
  • acyclovir
  • atorvastatin
  • bexarotene
  • betamethasone
  • chloramphenicol
  • carbamazepine
  • ciprofloxacin
  • cimetidine
  • clobazam
  • cisplatin
  • desogestrel
  • cyclosporine
  • dicumarol
  • dexamethasone
  • diazoxide
  • digitoxin
  • dienogest
  • disopyramide
  • diltiazem
  • doxycycline
  • disulfiram
  • drospirenone
  • ethinyl estradiol
  • estradiol cypionate
  • ethynodiol diacetate
  • estradiol valerate
  • ethosuximide
  • etonogestrel
  • fluconazole
  • felbamate
  • fluoxetine
  • fludrocortisone
  • fosamprenavir
  • fluvoxamine
  • isoniazid
  • ginkgo
  • levodopa
  • itraconazole
  • medroxyprogesterone acetate
  • levonorgestrel
  • methsuximide
  • mestranol
  • mexiletine
  • methylprednisolone
  • midazolam
  • miconazole
  • nafimidone
  • nilutamide
  • norethindrone
  • nisoldipine
  • norelgestromin
  • oxcarbazepine
  • norgestimate
  • norgestrel
  • paroxetine
  • paclitaxel
  • pancuronium
  • phenylbutazone
  • phenprocoumon
  • phensuximide
  • prednisolone
  • pipecuronium
  • praziquantel
  • quetiapine
  • prednisone
  • progabide
  • quinidine
  • rifapentine
  • remacemide
  • rifampin
  • secobarbital
  • sabeluzole
  • saquinavir
  • sulfadiazine
  • sertraline
  • simvastatin
  • sulthiame
  • sulfamethizole
  • sulfaphenazole
  • teniposide
  • tacrolimus
  • telithromycin
  • ticlopidine
  • theophylline
  • tiagabine
  • tolbutamide
  • tizanidine
  • tubocurarine
  • topiramate
  • trimethoprim
  • verapamil
  • valproic acid
  • vecuronium
  • viloxazine
  • vigabatrin

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