Drug Interactions With Zolpidem Oral Spray
Zolpidem Oral Spray Drug Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when zolpidem oral spray is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
You should avoid alcohol while using zolpidem oral spray. Alcohol interacts with the oral spray, potentially increasing the risk of serious side effects, such as extreme drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or bizarre behavior.
Certain Antibiotics or Antifungals
Certain antibiotics or antifungals may increase or decrease blood levels of zolpidem oral spray (depending on the particular antibiotic or antifungal). If you take zolpidem oral spray with one of these antibiotics or antifungal medications, your healthcare provider may need to adjust the dose of zolpidem. In some situations, an alternative antifungal or antibiotic (or an alternative sleep medication) may be recommended.
Medications That Cause Drowsiness
Combining zolpidem oral spray with any other medications that cause drowsiness can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or bizarre behavior. Talk to your healthcare provider before using zolpidem oral spray with such medications.
Some protease inhibitors may increase the level of zolpidem oral spray in the blood. If you use zolpidem oral spray with one of these protease inhibitors, your healthcare provider may need to adjust the dose of zolpidem. In some situations, an alternative sleep medication may be recommended.
It is possible that not all drug interactions with zolpidem oral spray were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific drug interactions that may apply to you.