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How does DepoDur interact with other medications or foods?

Before you agree to receive a DepoDur injection, make sure your doctor knows all the medications you are taking. Your doctor especially needs to know if you have recently taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), such as Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil or Parnate. DepoDur should not be administered to someone who has taken an MAOI in the last 14 days, as the combination may be dangerous. The following medications may interact with your treatment: alcohol; allergy medications such as antihistamines; barbiturates such as phenobarbital; depression or anxiety medications; muscle relaxants, naltrexone or naloxone, narcotic medications; other medicines given by epidural; pain relieving medications; sleep or insomnia medications; sodium oxybate (GHB); rifampin. Because DepoDur may interact with medications that are not on this list, it is important to tell your doctor about any prescription or non-prescription medication you take, including any herbal or dietary supplements, vitamins or minerals.

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