Drugs affected by smoking

Chemicals in cigarette smoke cause certain drugs to be eliminated from the body more quickly. When you quit, the drug builds up in your body and may cause side-effects and the dose may need to be reduced. If you are taking any of these drugs and you are going to stop smoking, check with your doctor first.

 

Drug

Some brand names

Condition

Alprazolam

Xanax

Anxiety

Amitryptyline

Endep

Depression

Chlorpromazine

Largactil

Schizophrenia, agitation

Clomipramine

Anafranil

Depression, OCD, phobias

Clozapine

Clopine

Schizophrenia

Dextropopyphene

Di-Gesic, Doloxene

Pain killer

Diazepam

Valium, Antenex, Valpam, Ducene

Anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, muscle spasm

Duloxetine

Cymbalta

Depression

Flecainide

Tambacor, Flecatab

Heart rhythm disturbances

Fluvoxamine

Luvox, Movox, Voxam, Faverin,

Depression, OCD

Haloperidol

Serenace

Schizophrenia

Insulin

 

Actrapid,Humalog, Humulin, Lantus, Mixtard, Novomix. Protaphane etc

Diabetes type 1

Metformin

 

Diabex, Avandamet, Diaformin, Galvumet, Glucophage, Glucovance etc

 

Mirtazapine

Avanza

Depression

Naratriptan

 

Naramig

Migraine

Nortriptyline

Allegron

Depression

Oestradiol

 

Climara, Estalis, Estracombi, Estraderm, Estrofem, Femoston, Femtran, Kliogest, Kliovance, Progynova, Sandrogel, Trisequens etc

Hormone replacement

Olanzapine

Zyprexa, Olanzapine

Schizophrenia

Ondansetron

Ondaz, Ondansetron, Onsetron, Zofran, Zondan

Nausea

Propranolol

 

Inderal, Deralin

Heart disease, high blood pressure, tremor, migraine

Theophylline

Nuelin

Asthma

Verapamil

 

Isoptin, Anpec, Cordilox, Tarka, Veracaps

High blood pressure, angina, fast heart beat

Warfarin

Coumadin, Marevan

Anticoagulant

 


 

Last Modified: 28-12-2012