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Nuedexta Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Take Nuedexta?

You should not take Nuedexta if you:
  • Are allergic to it, quinidine, dextromethorphan, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have ever had certain dangerous reactions from taking quinine, mefloquine, or quinidine, including thrombocytopenia, hepatitis, bone marrow depression, or lupus-like syndrome.
    • Quinidine
    • Quinine
    • Mefloquine
    • A monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), or have taken one in the past 14 days
    • Certain medications that cause QT prolongation (a heart rhythm problem) and are broken down in the body by an enzyme known as CYP 2D6 enzyme.
  • Have prolonged QT interval, long QT syndrome, or a history of torsades de pointes (heart rhythm problems).
  • Are at risk for, or currently have, complete atrioventricular (AV) block, without a pacemaker.

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which this medication should not be used, along with several safety concerns people should be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific Nuedexta warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
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