Due to the potential for concomitant psychiatric illness and substance use disorders, understanding the potential interactions between psychotropics and drugs of abuse is important.
- What are potential drug-drug interactions between illicit agents and medications?1-3
- How does cigarette smoking (polycyclic hydrocarbons) affect medications?4
- What are possible drug interactions in patients that consume alcohol?5
- How do opioids and benzodiazepines interact? What is the clinical significance of the combination?6-7
- How do drugs of abuse interact with anti-retroviral therapies?8
- How does synthetic cannabis interact with medications? 9-10
- Dean A. Illicit drugs and drug interactions. Australian Pharmacist. 2006;25(9):684-9. [Weblink]
- Power point presentation “Possible Drug Interactions for Students on Multiple Medications” by Sally Guthrie, Pharm.D, BCPP [Weblink]
- Drug Interactions between Common Illicit Drugs and Prescription Therapies. Am J Drug Alcohol Abus. 7th ed. 2012;38(4):334- 343. DOI: 10.3109/00952990.2011.643997. PubMed PMID: 22221229..
- Drug interactions with smoking. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2007;64(18):1917- 1921. DOI: 10.2146/ajhp060414. PubMed PMID: 17823102..
- Potential for alcohol and drug interactions in older adults: evidence from the Irish longitudinal study on ageing. Bmc Geriatr. 2014;14:57. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2318-14-57. PubMed PMID: 24766969; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4008399..
- Polydrug abuse: a review of opioid and benzodiazepine combination use. Drug Alcohol Dependence. 2012;125(1-2):8-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.07.004. PubMed PMID: 22857878..
- Drug interactions of clinical importance among the opioids, methadone and buprenorphine, and other frequently prescribed medications: a review. Am J Addict. 2010;19(1):4-16. DOI: 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2009.00005.x. PubMed PMID: 20132117; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3334287..
- Drug-drug interactions between anti-retroviral therapies and drugs of abuse in HIV systems. Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol. 2015;11(3):343-55. DOI: 10.1517/17425255.2015.996546. PubMed PMID: 25539046; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4428551..
- Neuropsychiatric and General Interactions of Natural and Synthetic Cannabinoids with Drugs of Abuse and Medicines. CNSNDDT. 2017;16(5). DOI: 10.2174/1871527316666170413104516. PubMed PMID: 28412920..
- Synthetic cannabinoids are substrates and inhibitors of multiple drug-metabolizing enzymes. Arch. Pharm. Res. 2018;41(7):691- 710. DOI: 10.1007/s12272-018-1055-x. PubMed PMID: 30039377..