2012 Issue 3–4


Volume 28, issue 3–4

Case report

Potentially dangerous drug interaction between trazodone and fluconazole

Sławomir Murawiec1
1. Instytut Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Farmakoterapia w Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2012, 3–4, 165–167
Keywords: trazodone, fl uconazole, interaction


Trazodone is an antidepressant compound with antagonist 5-HT2 and serotonine transporter properties. It is metabolized by cytochrome CYP3A4. Fluconazole is an antifungal medication and it is characterized by biotransformation by the same cytochrome CYP3A4. The drug-drug interaction between both compounds may increase trazodone effi cacy/toxicity by decreasing trazodone metabolism and clearance.
Case description. An 42-years old men treated systematically with trazodone 150 mg took 1 dose of 100 mg of fl uconazole. The somnolence, fatigue, attention problems and changes in subjective perceiving of speed while driving a car occurred that led to some dangerous traffi c situations.
Connclusion. This description suggest drug-drug interaction between trazodone and fluconazole based on the biotransformation by the same cytochrome CYP3A4. Moreover the interaction was potentially dangerous in the context of daily activities that is driving a car in this case.

Address for correspondence:
Sławomir Murawiec
Instytut Psychiatrii i Neurologii
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tel.: 224582751
e-mail: smurawiec@gmail.com