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Does Buprenex (buprenorphine) interact with other medications?

It is important to avoid alcohol and medications that cause drowsiness while taking Buprenex (buprenorphine), as they can increase the chance of adverse and possibly fatal side effects. You should warn your doctor before taking Buprenex if you are already taking antifungal antibiotics like fluconazole (Diflucan), antibacterial antibiotics such as azithromycin (Zithromax), any HIV medication, rifampin (Rifadin), sedatives like diazepam (Valium), or seizure medications such as phenytoin (Dilantin). Your doctor may decide to adjust your dosage based on this information or may decide you should not take Buprenex at all. Tell your doctor about all medications you take, including vitamins and supplements, as not all interactions can be predicted.

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