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Drug interactions between kanamycin and Sulfamag

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Sulfamag (magnesium sulfate)

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kanamycin ↔ magnesium sulfate

Applies to:kanamycin and Sulfamag (magnesium sulfate)

Kanamycin can occasionally cause muscle paralysis, and using it with magnesium sulfate may increase that risk. Although the effect is often self-limiting and not associated with serious injury, respiratory arrest and death can occur when paralysis involves the lung muscles. This is most likely to occur if you are receiving high dosages of either medication or if you have kidney disease. You should be closely monitored by a doctor during treatment. Let your doctor know if you experience muscle weakness and/or breathing difficulties. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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