Can I use Subutex if I am taking an antifungal medicine?

If you are taking an antifungal medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Subutex (buprenorphine), which helps treat addiction to opioid drugs such as heroin, morphine and other narcotic painkillers. Antifungal medicines, including fluconazole, itraconazole and ketoconazole, may interact with Subutex, possibly increasing your blood level of the addiction drug. That could cause health problems. Your doctor may need to adjust your dose of Subutex and monitor you closely for side effects.

Antifungal medicines are among many drugs that can interact with Subutex. Before starting treatment with Subutex, give your doctor and pharmacist a list of all your other medicines (prescription and nonprescription) and dietary and herbal supplements. Once you're on Subutex, do not take any new medicine or supplement without checking with your doctor and/or pharmacist first.

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