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Minitran Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Minitran is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Combining alcohol with Minitran may increase the risk of low blood pressure (hypotension). Check with your healthcare provider before drinking alcohol while using Minitran.
Based on reports of a drug interaction with intravenous (IV) nitroglycerin, it is possible that Minitran could decrease the level of alteplase in the bloodstream, perhaps making it less effective. In the event that you need alteplase (which is sometimes used for people having a heart attack, blood clots, or certain types of strokes), make sure your healthcare provider knows you have been using Minitran.
Calcium Channel Blockers
Combining Minitran with certain calcium channel blockers may cause dangerously low blood pressure. Your blood pressure may need to be monitored closely if you take these medications together.
Ergot Medications
Ergot medications may make Minitran less effective for treating chest pain (angina), and Minitran may increase the level of ergot medications in the blood, increasing the risk for ergot side effects. In general, this combination of medications should be avoided if possible.
Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors (PDE5 Inhibitors)
If you are taking Minitran, you cannot take a PDE5 inhibitor, as dangerously low blood pressure may result.
One study has suggested that people taking rosiglitazone with a nitrate (such as Minitran) might be at an increased risk for poor blood flow to the heart, which may lead to a heart attack. It is not entirely clear if this finding is "real" or not.
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