Treximet Drug Interactions
Treximet Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Treximet is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
The naproxen in Treximet may make ACE inhibitors less effective for controlling blood pressure. Also, combining naproxen with an ACE inhibitor can increase the risk for kidney problems. Check with your healthcare provider before taking Treximet with an ACE inhibitor.
Aspirin (Bayer and Others)
In general, it is not recommended to take Treximet with aspirin. Both aspirin and naproxen (one of the components of Treximet) can increase the risk of bleeding, including dangerous internal bleeding. Check with your healthcare provider before combining Treximet with aspirin.
Taking Treximet with certain depression medications can cause a group of symptoms called serotonin syndrome. These symptoms include:
- Fast heartbeat
- Feeling faint
- Muscle spasm
- Difficulty walking
Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, as serotonin syndrome can be very dangerous.
There are special warnings for MAOIs. Taking Treximet with a type A MAOI can greatly increase the amount of sumatriptan in your blood, increasing your chance of dangerous Treximet side effects. Do not take Treximet if you have used a type A MAOI within the last two weeks.
Although selegiline and rasagiline are usually considered to be type B MAOIs, they may also be MAO-A inhibitors when used at high doses. Ask your healthcare provider before taking Treximet with selegiline or rasagiline.
The naproxen in Treximet may make diuretics less effective for controlling blood pressure. Also, combining naproxen with a diuretic can increase the risk for kidney problems. Check with your healthcare provider before taking Treximet with a diuretic.