Potiga Drug Interactions
Alcohol, digoxin, and certain other drugs may cause negative interactions when taken with Potiga. Some of these reactions can increase the risk for side effects or decrease the levels of Potiga in the blood. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor you more closely if you are undergoing Potiga treatment and adjust your dosages as needed.
An Overview of Interactions With PotigaPotiga™ (ezogabine) may react with a number of other medications. Some of the drugs that can lead to interactions with Potiga include but are not limited to:
- Carbamazepine (Carbatrol®, Epitol®, Equetro®, Tegretol®)
- Digoxin (Digitek®, Lanoxin®)
- Phenytoin (Dilantin®, Phenytek®).
Potiga Drug Interactions ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when Potiga is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Taking Potiga with alcohol can increase the level of Potiga in the blood. This can increase the risk for side effects.
Some studies suggest that carbamazepine may decrease the level of Potiga in the blood. This should be taken into consideration when a person taking Potiga starts or stops taking carbamazepine, or even when the carbamazepine dosage is changed.
Potiga may increase the level of digoxin in the blood, increasing the risk for digoxin side effects. People taking digoxin should be carefully monitored when Potiga is stopped or started, or even when the Potiga dosage is changed.
Some studies suggest that phenytoin may decrease the level of Potiga in the blood. This should be taken into consideration when a person taking Potiga starts or stops taking phenytoin, or even when the phenytoin dosage is changed.