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Char-Flo with Sorbitol (charcoal / sorbitol) Disease Interactions

There are 7 disease interactions with Char-Flo with Sorbitol (charcoal / sorbitol):

Major

Charcoal (applies to Char-Flo with Sorbitol) gastrointestinal obstruction

Major Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility.

Charcoal (with or without sorbitol) should not be used in the presence of a stomach or intestinal obstruction or absence of active bowel sounds. Delayed GI transit time or constipation can result in failure to excrete a drug- charcoal complex and may result in increased toxicity.

References

  1. "Product Information. Actidose-Aqua (charcoal)." Paddock Laboratories Inc, Minneapolis, MN.
Major

Charcoal (applies to Char-Flo with Sorbitol) seizures

Major Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Altered Consciousness

Charcoal should not be administered in poison victims that are unconscious or having convulsions.

Major

Laxatives (applies to Char-Flo with Sorbitol) inflammatory bowel disease

Major Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility.

The use of laxatives is contraindicated in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease may experience colonic perforation with use of stimulant laxatives.

References

  1. "Product Information. Fleet Bisacodyl Enema (bisacodyl)." Fleet, Lynchburg, VA.
  2. "Product Information. Dulcolax (bisacodyl)." Ciba Self-Medication Inc, Woodbridge, NJ.
Major

Laxatives (applies to Char-Flo with Sorbitol) intestinal obstruction disorders

Major Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Gastrointestinal Obstruction

The use of laxatives is contraindicated in patients with intestinal obstruction disorders. Patients with intestinal obstruction disorders may need their underlying condition treated to correct the constipation. Some laxatives require reduction in the colon to their active form to be effective which may be a problem in patients with intestinal obstruction.

References

  1. "Product Information. Kondremul (mineral oil)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Fleet Bisacodyl Enema (bisacodyl)." Fleet, Lynchburg, VA.
  3. "Product Information. Dulcolax (bisacodyl)." Ciba Self-Medication Inc, Woodbridge, NJ.
  4. "Product Information. Fleet Mineral Oil Enema (mineral oil)." Fleet, Lynchburg, VA.
  5. "Product Information. Fleet Babylax (glycerin)." Alcon Laboratorries Inc, Fort Worth, TX.
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Major

Sorbitol irrigation (applies to Char-Flo with Sorbitol) fluid expansion

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: Renal Dysfunction, Congestive Heart Failure

The use of sorbitol solution for urologic irrigation is contraindicated in patients with anuria. In addition, sorbitol irrigation should be administered cautiously in patients with cardiopulmonary or renal dysfunction. Irrigating fluids may enter the systemic circulation, and absorption of large quantities of fluids containing sorbitol may significantly alter cardiopulmonary and renal dynamics. Before and during the urologic procedure, cardiovascular and renal status should be monitored, particularly if the volume absorbed is expected to produce a substantial expansion of the intravascular fluid (e.g., via opened prostatic veins in transurethral prostatectomies).

References

  1. "Product Information. Sorbitol (sorbitol)." McGaw Inc, Irvine, CA.
Moderate

Sorbitol (applies to Char-Flo with Sorbitol) diabetes

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: Diabetes Mellitus

Sorbitol is converted to glucose in the body. The use of sorbitol is not recommended as an alternative sweetener in patients with diabetes. Sorbitol is one of the end products of glucose metabolism that results in some of the late complications of diabetes.

References

  1. "Product Information. Sorbitol (sorbitol)." McGaw Inc, Irvine, CA.
Moderate

Sorbitol (applies to Char-Flo with Sorbitol) sodium imbalances

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Hypernatremia, Hyponatremia, Dehydration

Shift of sodium-free intracellular fluid into the extracellular compartment following systemic absorption of sorbitol irrigation may lower serum sodium concentration and aggravate preexisting-existing hyponatremia. Excessive loss of water and electrolytes may may also cause hypernatremia. Sustained diuresis from transurethral irrigation with sorbitol irrigation may obscure and intensify inadequate hydration or hypovolemia. Patients with sodium imbalances or dehydration should be closely monitored.

Char-Flo with Sorbitol (charcoal / sorbitol) drug interactions

There are 81 drug interactions with Char-Flo with Sorbitol (charcoal / sorbitol)

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
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.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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