Contraindicated when taking statins

The following drugs should not be taken at the same time as a statin drug.They are listed, as contraindicated, in the manufacturer's package insert. The first column gives the name of the drug. The middle column gives the other names by which the drug is know. In some cases there are so many names that you have to do your own research. Often the drug is combined with another drug to form a new drug product. Alka-Seltzer and Beechams Powders, for example, contain aspirin and some other medicine. The last column lists some of the names of these combinations.

Drug Other Names In combination with other drugs
Aspirin Angettes, Micropirin, Caprin, Nu-Seals, Resprin, Ecotrin, Acetylsalicylic Acid, Arthritis Pain, Bayer Aspirin Anadin, Beechams Powder, Migramax, Co-codaprin, Excedrin, Vanquish, Levacet, Painaid, Saleto, Exaprin, Axotal, Fiorinal, Anacin, Norgesic, Soma Compound, Alka-Seltzer, Adalat
Warfarin Coumadin, Jantoven, Marevan, Uniwarfin
Itraconazole Sporanox
Ketoconazole Nizoral Ketocon +, Xolegel
Posaconazole Noxafil, Posanol
Erythromycin Erythroped, Erythrocin, Emycin, Eryc, Ery-Tab, Ilosone, Ilotycin, Eyemycin, Roymycin, Erygel Benzamycin, Pediazole, Eryzole, Sulfimycin
Clarithromycin Klaricid, Biaxin
Telithromycin Ketek
Azithromycin Zithromax
Fusidic Acid Fucidin, Fucithalmic
Nelfinavir Viracept
Nefazodone Serzone
Gemfibrozil Lopid
Niacin Vitamin B3
Bezafibrate Bezalip, Fibrazate, Zimbacol
Cyclosporine Ciclosporin, Neoral, Gengraf, Sandimmune, Restasis
Verapamil Cordilox, Securon, Univer, Verapress, Vertab, Calan,Isoptin, Verelan, Covera Tarka
Diltiazem Tildiem, Cardizem, Cartia, Dilacor, Diltzac, Taztia, Tiazac, Matzim, Dilt
Amlodipine Norvasc, Istin Tekamlo, Amturnide, Caduet, Lotrel, Amlobenz, Tribenzor, Exforge, Azor, Twynsta
Danazol Danol, Danocrine
Amiodarone Amyben, Cordarone, Pacerone, Nexterone
Colchicine Colcrys, Mitigare Probenecid and Colchicine, Proben

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