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Sulfimycin (erythromycin / sulfisoxazole) Disease Interactions

There are 13 disease interactions with Sulfimycin (erythromycin / sulfisoxazole):

Major

Erythromycin (Includes Sulfimycin) ↔ Liver Disease

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Liver Disease, Biliary Obstruction

The use of oral erythromycin, especially erythromycin estolate and erythromycin ethylsuccinate, has been associated with occasional cases of hepatic dysfunction, including elevated liver enzymes and hepatocellular and/or cholestatic hepatitis. Therapy with oral erythromycin should be administered cautiously in patients with liver disease. Additionally, erythromycin is primarily excreted by the liver into the bile. The effect of liver and/or biliary disease on erythromycin clearance is unknown. Empiric dosage adjustments may be appropriate in patients with impaired hepatic or biliary function.

References

  1. Diehl AM, Latham P, Boitnott JK, et al "Cholestatic hepatitis from erythromycin ethylsuccinate." Am J Med 76 (1984): 931-4
  2. Bachman BA, Boyd WP Jr, Brady PG "Erythromycin ethylsuccinate-induced cholestasis." Am J Gastroenterol 77 (1982): 397-400
  3. Gomezlechon MJ, Carrasquer J, Berenguer J, Castell JV "Evidence of antibodies to erythromycin in serum of a patient following an episode of acute drug-induced hepatitis." Clin Exp Allergy 26 (1996): 590-6
  4. Sullivan D, Csuka ME, Blanchard B "Erythromycin ethylsuccinate hepatotoxicity." JAMA 243 (1980): 1074
  5. Kroboth PD, Brown A, Lyon JA, et al "Pharmacokinetics of single-dose erythromycin in normal and alcoholic liver disease subjects." Antimicrob Agents Chemother 21 (1982): 135-40
  6. Inman WH, Rawson NS "Erythromycin estolate and jaundice." Br Med J 286 (1983): 1954-5
  7. Keeffe EB, Reis TC, Berland JE "Hepatotoxicity to both erythromycin estolate and erythromycin ethylsuccinate." Dig Dis Sci 27 (1982): 701-4
  8. Howe E, Howe E, Benn RA "Hepatotoxicity due to erythromycin ethylsuccinate." Med J Aust 158 (1993): 142-4
  9. Hall KW, Nightingale CH, Gibaldi M, et al "Pharmacokinetics of erythromycin in normal and alcoholic liver disease subjects." J Clin Pharmacol 22 (1982): 321-5
  10. Barre J, Mallat A, Rosenbaum J, et al "Pharmacokinetics of erythromycin in patients with severe cirrhosis: respective influence of decreased serum binding and impaired liver metabolic capacity." Br J Clin Pharmacol 23 (1987): 753-7
  11. "Product Information. ERYC (erythromycin)." Parke-Davis, Morris Plains, NJ.
  12. Gholson CF, Warren GH "Fulminant hepatic failure associated with intravenous erythromycin lactobionate." Arch Intern Med 150 (1990): 215-6
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Major

Macrolide Antibiotics (Includes Sulfimycin) ↔ Qt Prolongation

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Hypokalemia, Magnesium Imbalance, Arrhythmias

Prolonged cardiac repolarization and QT interval have been reported in patients receiving treatment with macrolides. Providers should weight risks and benefits of using these drugs in patients with known prolongation of the QT interval, history of torsades de pointes, congenital long QT syndrome, bradyarrhythmias, proarrhythmic conditions such as uncorrected hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia, or patients receiving other drugs that prolong the QT interval.

Major

Mdvs (Includes Sulfimycin) ↔ Prematurity

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Prematurity/Underweight in Infancy

Parenteral medications formulated in multidose vials often contain benzyl alcohol as a preservative. Their use is considered by drug manufacturers to be contraindicated in neonates, particularly premature infants and infants of low birth weight. When used in bacteriostatic saline intravascular flush and endotracheal tube lavage solutions, benzyl alcohol has been associated with fatalities and severe respiratory and metabolic complications in low-birth-weight premature infants. Thus, single-dose formulations should always be used in infants whenever possible. However, many experts feel that, in the absence of benzyl alcohol-free equivalents, the amount of the preservative present in these formulations should not necessarily preclude their use if they are clearly indicated. The American Academy of Pediatrics considers benzyl alcohol in low doses (such as when used as a preservative in some medications) to be safe for newborns. However, the administration of high dosages of these medications must take into account the total amount of benzyl alcohol administered. The level at which toxicity may occur is unknown.

References

  1. ""Inactive" ingredients in pharmaceutical products: update (subject review). American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs. Available from: URL: http://www.aap.org/policy/re9706.html." Pediatrics 99 (1997): 268-78
  2. "Product Information. Tracrium (atracurium)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  3. "Product Information. Nuromax (doxacurium)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  4. "Product Information. Mivacron (mivacurium)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  5. "Product Information. Fragmin (dalteparin)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  6. "Product Information. Mesnex (mesna)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
View all 6 references
Major

Sulfonamides (Includes Sulfimycin) ↔ Hematologic Toxicity

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Bone Marrow Depression/Low Blood Counts, G-6-PD Deficiency

The use of sulfonamides has been associated with hematologic toxicity, including methemoglobinemia, sulfhemoglobinemia, leukopenia, granulocytopenia, eosinophilia, hemolytic anemia, aplastic anemia, purpura, clotting disorder, thrombocytopenia, hypofibrinogenemia, and hypoprothrombinemia. Acute dose-related hemolytic anemia may occur during the first week of therapy due to sensitization, while chronic hemolytic anemia may occur with prolonged use. Patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency should be observed closely for signs of hemolytic anemia. Therapy with sulfonamides should be administered cautiously in patients with preexisting blood dyscrasias or bone marrow suppression. Complete blood counts should be obtained regularly, especially during prolonged therapy (>2 weeks), and patients should be instructed to immediately report any signs or symptoms suggestive of blood dyscrasia such as fever, sore throat, local infection, bleeding, pallor, dizziness, or jaundice.

References

  1. "Product Information. Gantrisin (sulfisoxazole)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  2. Bates CM "HIV medicine: drug side effects and interactions." Postgrad Med J 72 (1996): 30-6
  3. Mitrane MP, Singh A, Seibold JR "Cholestasis and fatal agranulocytosis complicating sulfasalazine therapy: case report and review of the literature." J Rheumatol 13 (1986): 969-72
  4. Mechanick JI "Coombs' positive hemolytic anemia following sulfasalazine therapy in ulcerative colitis: case reports, review, and discussion of pathogenesis." Mt Sinai J Med 52 (1985): 667-70
  5. Peppercorn MA "Sulfasalazine. Pharmacology, clinical use, toxicity, and related new drug development." Ann Intern Med 101 (1984): 377-86
  6. Betkowski AS, Lubin A "Sulfamethoxazole-related antiplatelet antibody." Blood 82 (1993): 1683
  7. Kuipers EJ, Vellenga E, de Wolf JT, Hazenberg BP "Sulfasalazine induced agranulocytosis treated with GM-CSF." J Rheumatol 19 (1992): 621-2
  8. Youssef PP, Bertouch JV "Sulphasalazine induced aplastic anaemia." Aust N Z J Med 22 (1992): 391-2
  9. Barak S, Shaked Y, Bar A, Samra Y "Drug-induced post-surgical hemorrhage resulting from trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole." Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 18 (1989): 206-7
  10. Guillemin F, Aussedat R, Guerci A, Lederlin P, Trechot P, Pourel J "Fatal agranulocytosis in sulfasalazine treated rheumatoid arthritis." J Rheumatol 16 (1989): 1166-7
  11. "Product Information. Zonegran (zonisamide)" Elan Pharmaceuticals, S. San Francisco, CA.
  12. Chan M, Beale D, Moorhead J "Acute megaloblastosis due to cotrimoxazole." Br J Clin Pract 34 (1980): 87-8
  13. Logan EC, Williamson LM, Ryrie DR "Sulphasalazine associated pancytopenia may be caused by acute folate deficiency." Gut 27 (1986): 868-72
  14. Wheelan KR, Cooper B, Stone MJ "Multiple haematologic abnormalities associated with sulfasalazine." Ann Intern Med 97 (1982): 726-7
  15. Pena JM, Gonzalez-Garcia JJ, Garcia-Alegria J, Barbado FJ, Vazquez JJ "Thrombocytopenia and sulfasalazine." Ann Intern Med 102 (1985): 277-8
  16. "Product Information. Sulfadiazine (sulfadiazine)." Eon Labs Manufacturing Inc, Laurelton, NY.
  17. Keisu M, Ekman E "Sulfasalazine associated agranulocytosis in sweden 1972-1989: clinical features, and estimation of its incidence." Eur J Clin Pharmacol 43 (1992): 215-8
  18. "Product Information. Gantranol (sulfamethoxazole)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  19. Davies GE, Palek J "Selective erythroid and magakaryocytic aplasia after sulfasalazine administration." Arch Intern Med 140 (1980): 1122
  20. Finland M, Strauss E, Peterson O "Sulfadiazine." JAMA 251 (1984): 1467-74
  21. "Product Information. Azulfidine (sulfasalazine)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  22. Jacobson IM, Kelsey PB, Blyden GT, Demirjian ZN, Isselbacher KJ "Sulfasalazine-induced agranulocytosis." Am J Gastroenterol 80 (1985): 118-21
  23. Hopkinson ND, Garcia FS, Gumpel JM "Haematological side-effects pf sulphasalazine in inflammatory arthritis." Br J Rheumatol 28 (1989): 414-7
  24. Damergis J, Stoker J, Abadie J "Methemoglobinemia after sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim therapy." JAMA 249 (1983): 590-1
  25. Gales BJ, Gales MA "Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor for sulfasalazine-induced agranulocytosis." Ann Pharmacother 27 (1993): 1052-4
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Major

Sulfonamides (Includes Sulfimycin) ↔ Hypersensitivity Reactions

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Asthma, Allergies, HIV Infection

The use of sulfonamides is associated with large increases in the risk of Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis and other serious dermatologic reactions, although these phenomena are rare as a whole. Hepatitis, pneumonitis, and interstitial nephritis have also occurred in association with sulfonamide hypersensitivity. Therapy with sulfonamides should be administered cautiously in patients with severe allergies, bronchial asthma or AIDS, since these patients may be at increased risk for potentially severe hypersensitivity reactions. Patients should be instructed to promptly report signs and symptoms that may precede the onset of cutaneous manifestations of the Stevens-Johnson syndrome, such as high fever, severe headache, stomatitis, conjunctivitis, rhinitis, urethritis, and balanitis. Sulfonamide therapy should be stopped at once if a rash develops.

References

  1. Averbuch M, Halpern Z, Hallak A, Topilsky M, Levo Y "Sulfasalazine pneumonitis." Am J Gastroenterol 80 (1985): 343-5
  2. Fich A, Schwartz J, Braverman D, Zifroni A, Rachmilewitz D "Sulfasalazine hepatotoxicity." Am J Gastroenterol 79 (1984): 401-2
  3. "Product Information. Zonegran (zonisamide)" Elan Pharmaceuticals, S. San Francisco, CA.
  4. Pisanty S, Brayer L "Erythema multiforme-like eruption due to sulfadiazine." J Dent Med 20 (1965): 154-7
  5. Stevenson D, Christie D, Haas J "Hepatic injury in a child caused by trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole." Pediatrics 61 (1978): 864-6
  6. Valcke Y, Pauwels R, Van der Straeten M "Bronchoalveolar lavage in acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis caused by sulfasalazine." Chest 92 (1987): 572-3
  7. Goadsby P, Donaghy A, Lloyd A, Wakefield D "Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and sulfadiazine-associated acute renal failure." Ann Intern Med 107 (1987): 783-4
  8. Fischl M, Dickinson G, LaVoie L "Safety and efficacy of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim chemoprophylaxis for pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in AIDS." JAMA 259 (1988): 1185-9
  9. Rubin R "Sulfasalazine-induced fulminant hepatic failure and necrotizing pancreatitis." Am J Gastroenterol 89 (1994): 789-91
  10. Johnson M, Goodwin D, Shands J "Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole anaphylactoid reactions in patients with AIDS: case reports and literature review." Pharmacotherapy 10 (1990): 413-16
  11. Kanner RS, Tedesco FJ, Kalser MH "Azulfidine- (sulfasalazine-) induced hepatic injury." Am J Dig Dis 23 (1978): 956-8
  12. Wang KK, Bowyer BA, Fleming CR, Schroeder KW "Pulmonary infiltrates and eosinophilia associated with sulfasalazine." Mayo Clin Proc 59 (1984): 343-6
  13. Rudra T, Webb D, Evans A "Acute tubular necrosis following co-trimoxazole therapy." Nephron 53 (1989): 85-6
  14. Carbone L, Bendixen B, Appel G "Sulfadiazine-associated obstructive nephropathy occurring in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome." Am J Kidney Dis 12 (1988): 72-5
  15. Marinac JS, Stanford JF "A severe hypersensitive reaction to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole in a patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus." Clin Infect Dis 16 (1993): 178-9
  16. Ulstad D, Ampel N, Shon B, Galgiani JN, Cutcher AB "Reaction after re-exposure to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole." Chest 95 (1989): 937-8
  17. Haines JD, Jr "Hepatotoxicity after treatment with sulfasalazine." Postgrad Med 79 (1986): 193-4,
  18. "Product Information. Sulfadiazine (sulfadiazine)." Eon Labs Manufacturing Inc, Laurelton, NY.
  19. Steinbrecher U, Mishkin S "Sulfamethoxazole-induced hepatic injury." Dig Dis Sci 26 (1981): 756-9
  20. Poland GA, Love KR "Marked atypical lymphocytosis, hepatitis, and skin rash in sulfasalazine drug allergy." Am J Med 81 (1986): 707-8
  21. "Product Information. Gantranol (sulfamethoxazole)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  22. Hofer T, Becker EW, Weigand K, Berg PA "Demonstration of sensititzed lymphocytes to trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and ofloxacin in a patient with cholestatic hepatitis." J Hepatol 15 (1992): 262-3
  23. Roujeau JC, Kelly JP, Naldi L, et al. "Medication use and the risk of Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis." N Engl J Med 333 (1995): 1600-7
  24. Gibson J "Recurrent trimethoprim-associated fixed skin eruption." Br Med J 284 (1982): 1529-30
  25. Sotolongo RP, Neefe LI, Rudzki C, Ishak KG "Hypersensitivity reaction to sulfasalazine with severe hepatotoxicity." Gastroenterology 75 (1978): 95-9
  26. Finland M, Strauss E, Peterson O "Sulfadiazine." JAMA 251 (1984): 1467-74
  27. "Product Information. Gantrisin (sulfisoxazole)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  28. Hamadeh MA, Atkinson J, Smith LJ "Sulfasalazine-induced pulmonary disease." Chest 101 (1992): 1033-7
  29. "Product Information. Azulfidine (sulfasalazine)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  30. Smith E, Light J, Filo R, Yum M "Interstitial nephritis caused by trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole in renal transplant recipients." JAMA 244 (1980): 360-1
  31. Losek JD, Werlin SL "Sulfasalazine hepatotoxicity." Am J Dis Child 135 (1981): 1070-2
  32. Kelly W, Dooley D, Lattuada C, Smith C "A severe, unusual reaction to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus." Clin Infect Dis 14 (1992): 1034-9
  33. Marinos G, Riley J, Painter DM, McCaughan GW "Sulfasalazine-induced fulminant hepatic failure." J Clin Gastroenterol 14 (1992): 132-5
  34. Gabazza EC, Taguchi O, Yamakami T, Machishi M, Ibata H, Suzuki S, Matsumoto K, Kitagawa T, Yamamoto J "Pulmonary infiltrates and skin pigmentation associated with sulfasalazine." Am J Gastroenterol 87 (1992): 1654-7
  35. Heer M, Altorfer J, Burger H, Walti M "Bullous esophageal lesions due to co-trimoxazole: an immune-mediated process?" Gastroenterology 88 (1985): 1954-7
  36. Peppercorn MA "Sulfasalazine. Pharmacology, clinical use, toxicity, and related new drug development." Ann Intern Med 101 (1984): 377-86
  37. Namias A, Bhalotra R, Donowitz M "Reversible sulfasalazine-induced granulomatous hepatitis." J Clin Gastroenterol 3 (1981): 193-8
  38. Bates CM "HIV medicine: drug side effects and interactions." Postgrad Med J 72 (1996): 30-6
  39. Leroux JL, Ghezail M, Chertok P, Blotman F "Hypersensitivity reactions to sulfasalazine: skin rash, fever, hepatitis and activated lymphocytes." Clin Exp Rheumatol 10 (1992): 427
  40. Kawada A, Kobayashi T, Noguchi H, Hiruma M, Ishibashi A, Marshall J "Fixed drug eruption induced by sulfasalazine." Contact Dermatitis 34 (1996): 155-6
  41. Faintuch J, Mott CB, Machado MC "Pancreatitis and pancreatic necrosis during sulfasalazine therapy." Int Surg 70 (1985): 271-2
  42. Pearl RK, Nelson RL, Prasad ML, Orsay CP, Abcarian H "Serious complications of sulfasalazine." Dis Colon Rectum 29 (1986): 201-2
  43. Ribe J, Benkov KJ, Thung SN, Shen SC, LeLeiko NS "Fatal massive hepatic necrosis: a probable hypersensitivity reaction to sulfasalazine." Am J Gastroenterol 81 (1986): 205-8
  44. Moore RD, Fortgang I, Keruly J, Chaisson RE "Adverse events from drug therapy for human immunodeficiency virus disease." Am J Med 101 (1996): 34-40
  45. Tenant-Flowers M, Boyle M, Carey D, et al "Sulphadiazine desenitization in patients with AIDS and cerebral toxoplasmosis." AIDS 5 (1991): 311-5
  46. Robson M, Levi J, Dolberg L, Rosenfeld J "Acute tubulo-interstitial nephritis following sulfadiazine therapy." Isr J Med Sci 6 (1970): 561-6
  47. Yaffe BH, Korelitz BI "Sulfasalazine pneumonitis." Am J Gastroenterol 78 (1983): 493-4
  48. Williams T, Eidus L, Thomas P "Fibrosing alveolitis, bronchiolitis obliterans, and sulfasalazine therapy." Chest 81 (1982): 766-8
  49. Gremse DA, Bancroft J, Moyer MS "Sulfasalazine hypersensitivity with hepatotoxicity, thrombocytopenia, and erythroid hypoplasia." J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 9 (1989): 261-3
  50. Holdcroft C, Ellison R "Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole reaction simulating pneumocystis carinii pneumonia." AIDS 5 (1991): 1029-42
  51. Taffet SL, Das KM "Sulfasalazine. Adverse effects and desensitization." Dig Dis Sci 28 (1983): 833-42
  52. Horak J, Mertl L, Hrabal P "Severe liver injuries due to sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim and sulfamethoxydiazine." Hepatogastroenterology 31 (1984): 199-200
  53. Whittington R "Toxic epidermal necrolysis and co-trimoxazole." Lancet 2 (1989): 574
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Major

Sulfonamides (Includes Sulfimycin) ↔ Liver Disease

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Liver Disease

Hepatotoxicity, including jaundice, diffuse hepatocellular necrosis, hypersensitivity hepatitis and hepatic failure, has rarely been reported in patients receiving sulfonamides. In addition, sulfonamides are partially metabolized by the liver and may accumulate in patients with hepatic impairment. Therapy with sulfonamides should be administered cautiously in patients with liver disease.

References

  1. Sotolongo RP, Neefe LI, Rudzki C, Ishak KG "Hypersensitivity reaction to sulfasalazine with severe hepatotoxicity." Gastroenterology 75 (1978): 95-9
  2. Klotz U "Clinical pharmacokinetics of sulphasalazine, its metabolites and other prodrugs of 5-aminosalicylic acid." Clin Pharmacokinet 10 (1985): 285-302
  3. Gremse DA, Bancroft J, Moyer MS "Sulfasalazine hypersensitivity with hepatotoxicity, thrombocytopenia, and erythroid hypoplasia." J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 9 (1989): 261-3
  4. "Product Information. Gantrisin (sulfisoxazole)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  5. Marinos G, Riley J, Painter DM, McCaughan GW "Sulfasalazine-induced fulminant hepatic failure." J Clin Gastroenterol 14 (1992): 132-5
  6. Das KM, Chowdhury JR, Zapp B, Fara JW "Small bowel absorption of sulfasalazine and its hepatic metabolism in human beings, cats, and rats." Gastroenterology 77 (1979): 280-4
  7. Madsen S "A comparative study of the excretion of sulfonamide-metabolites in cases of renal failure and hepatitis." Chemotherapy 11 (1966): 1-9
  8. Mannisto PT, Mantyla R, Mattila J, Nykanen S, Lamminsivu U "Comparison of pharmacokinetics of sulphadiazine and sulphamethoxazole after intravenous infusion." J Antimicrob Chemother 9 (1982): 461-70
  9. Kowdley K, Keeffe E, Fawaz K "Prolonged cholestasis due to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole." Gastroenterology 102 (1992): 2148-50
  10. Mannisto PT, Mantyla R, Mattila J, Nykanen S, Lamminsivu U "Comparison of pharmacokinetics of sulphadiazine and sulphamethoxazole after intravenous infusion." J Antimicrob Chemother 9 (1982): 461-70
  11. Basista MP "Randomized study to evaluate efficacy and safety of ofloxacin vs trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole in treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection." Urology 37 (1991): 21-7
  12. Hekster C, Vree T "Clinical pharmacokinetics of sulphonamides and their N4-acetyl derivatives." Antibiot Chemother 31 (1982): 22-118
  13. Kaplan SA, Weinfeld RE, Abruzzo CW, Lewis M "Pharmacokinetic profile of sulfisoxazole following intravenous, intramuscular, and oral administration to man." J Pharm Sci 61 (1972): 773-8
  14. Ransohoff D, Jacobs G "Terminal hepatic failure following a small dose of sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim." Gastroenterology 80 (1981): 816-9
  15. Ribe J, Benkov KJ, Thung SN, Shen SC, LeLeiko NS "Fatal massive hepatic necrosis: a probable hypersensitivity reaction to sulfasalazine." Am J Gastroenterol 81 (1986): 205-8
  16. Horak J, Mertl L, Hrabal P "Severe liver injuries due to sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim and sulfamethoxydiazine." Hepatogastroenterology 31 (1984): 199-200
  17. Leroux JL, Ghezail M, Chertok P, Blotman F "Hypersensitivity reactions to sulfasalazine: skin rash, fever, hepatitis and activated lymphocytes." Clin Exp Rheumatol 10 (1992): 427
  18. Bates CM "HIV medicine: drug side effects and interactions." Postgrad Med J 72 (1996): 30-6
  19. Oie S, Gambertoglio JG, Fleckenstein L "Comparison of the disposition of total and unbound sulfisoxazole after single and multiple dosing." J Pharmacokinet Biopharm 10 (1982): 157-72
  20. Stevenson D, Christie D, Haas J "Hepatic injury in a child caused by trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole." Pediatrics 61 (1978): 864-6
  21. "Product Information. Azulfidine (sulfasalazine)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
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  23. Rubin R "Sulfasalazine-induced fulminant hepatic failure and necrotizing pancreatitis." Am J Gastroenterol 89 (1994): 789-91
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  25. Patel RB, Welling PG "Clinical pharmacokinetics of co-trimoxazole (trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole)." Clin Pharmacokinet 5 (1980): 405-23
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  31. Gleckman R, Gantz NM, Joubert DW "Intravenous sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim: pharmacokinetics, therapeutic indications, and adverse reactions." Pharmacotherapy 1 (1981): 206-11
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  33. Taffet SL, Das KM "Sulfasalazine. Adverse effects and desensitization." Dig Dis Sci 28 (1983): 833-42
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  36. Khan AK, Truelove SC, Aronson JK "The disposition and metabolism of sulphasalazine (salicylazosulphapyridine) in man." Br J Clin Pharmacol 13 (1982): 523-8
  37. "Product Information. Gantranol (sulfamethoxazole)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  38. Poland GA, Love KR "Marked atypical lymphocytosis, hepatitis, and skin rash in sulfasalazine drug allergy." Am J Med 81 (1986): 707-8
  39. "Product Information. Sulfadiazine (sulfadiazine)." Eon Labs Manufacturing Inc, Laurelton, NY.
  40. Losek JD, Werlin SL "Sulfasalazine hepatotoxicity." Am J Dis Child 135 (1981): 1070-2
  41. Ortengren B, Fellner H, Bergan T "Development of sulphonamide-trimethoprim combinations for urinary tract infections. Part 2: Comparative pharmacokinetics of five sulphonamides." Infection 7 Suppl 4 (1979): s367-70
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  43. Peppercorn MA "Sulfasalazine. Pharmacology, clinical use, toxicity, and related new drug development." Ann Intern Med 101 (1984): 377-86
  44. Finland M, Strauss E, Peterson O "Sulfadiazine." JAMA 116 (1941): 2641-7
  45. Steinbrecher U, Mishkin S "Sulfamethoxazole-induced hepatic injury." Dig Dis Sci 26 (1981): 756-9
  46. Vergin H, Ferber H, Zimmermann I, Neurath GB "Single and multiple dose kinetics of co-tetroxazine and co-trimoxazole in patients." Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Toxicol 19 (1981): 350-7
  47. Fich A, Schwartz J, Braverman D, Zifroni A, Rachmilewitz D "Sulfasalazine hepatotoxicity." Am J Gastroenterol 79 (1984): 401-2
  48. Boisvert A, Barbeau G, Belanger PM "Pharmacokinetics of sulfisoxazole in young and elderly subjects." Gerontology 30 (1984): 125-31
  49. Hofer T, Becker EW, Weigand K, Berg PA "Demonstration of sensititzed lymphocytes to trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and ofloxacin in a patient with cholestatic hepatitis." J Hepatol 15 (1992): 262-3
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Major

Sulfonamides (Includes Sulfimycin) ↔ Porphyria

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Porphyria

The use of sulfonamides is contraindicated in patients with porphyria, since these drugs can precipitate an acute attack.

References

  1. "Product Information. Azulfidine (sulfasalazine)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  2. Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Isselbacher KJ, Wilson JD, Martin JB, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Longo DL, eds. "Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 14th ed." New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Health Professionals Division (1998):
Major

Sulfonamides (Includes Sulfimycin) ↔ Renal Dysfunction

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Renal Dysfunction

Sulfonamides and their metabolites are eliminated by the kidney. Patients with renal impairment may be at greater risk for adverse effects from sulfonamides due to decreased drug clearance. Dosage adjustments may be necessary and modifications should be based on the degree of renal impairment and severity of infection. Additionally, sulfonamides may cause renal toxicity secondary to crystalluria, including uro- and nephrolithiasis, nephritis, toxic nephrosis, hematuria, proteinuria, and elevated BUN and creatinine. Hydration (8 oz. glass of water with each dose and throughout the day) and adequate urinary output (> 1.5 L/day) should be maintained during sulfonamide administration. Renal function tests and urinalysis should be performed weekly or as often as indicated by the patient's status. Rarely, alkalinization of the urine is necessary.

References

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Moderate

Antibiotics (Includes Sulfimycin) ↔ Colitis

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Colitis/Enteritis (Noninfectious), Colitis/Enteritis (Noninfectious)

Pseudomembranous colitis has been reported with most antibacterial agents and may range in severity from mild to life-threatening, with an onset of up to two months following cessation of therapy. Antibiotic therapy can alter the normal flora of the colon and permit overgrowth of Clostridium difficile, whose toxin is believed to be a primary cause of antibiotic- associated colitis. The colitis is usually characterized by severe, persistent diarrhea and severe abdominal cramps, and may be associated with the passage of blood and mucus. The most common culprits are clindamycin, lincomycin, the aminopenicillins (amoxicillin, ampicillin), and the cephalosporins. Therapy with broad-spectrum antibiotics and other agents with significant antibacterial activity should be administered cautiously in patients with a history of gastrointestinal diseases, particularly colitis. There is some evidence that pseudomembranous colitis, if it occurs, may run a more severe course in these patients and that it may be associated with flares in their underlying disease activity. The offending antibiotic(s) should be discontinued if significant diarrhea occurs during therapy. Stool cultures for Clostridium difficile and stool assay for C. difficile toxin may be helpful diagnostically. A large bowel endoscopy may be considered to establish a definitive diagnosis in cases of severe diarrhea.

References

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Moderate

Macrolide Antibiotics (Includes Sulfimycin) ↔ Myasthenia Gravis

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Myasthenia Gravis

The use of macrolide antibiotics has been reported to exacerbate symptoms of myasthenia gravis and trigger new onset of symptoms of myasthenic syndrome. Limited data suggest presynaptic suppression of acetylcholine release. Therapy with these agents should be administered cautiously in patients with a history of myasthenia gravis.

References

  1. May EF, Calvert PC "Aggravation of myasthenia gravis by erythromycin." Ann Neurol 28 (1990): 577-9
  2. "Product Information. Ery-tab (erythromycin)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
Moderate

Sulfonamides (Includes Sulfimycin) ↔ Crystalluria

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Dehydration, Diarrhea, Vomiting

Crystalluria can occur during sulfonamide therapy due to precipitation of the sulfonamide and/or its N4-acetyl metabolite in the urinary tract. Renal toxicity such as uro- and nephrolithiasis, nephritis, toxic nephrosis, hematuria, proteinuria, and elevated BUN and creatinine has been reported. Hydration (8 oz. glass of water with each dose and throughout the day) and adequate urinary output (> 1.5 L/day) should be maintained during sulfonamide administration. Patients who are dehydrated (e.g., due to severe diarrhea or vomiting) may be at increased risk for the development of crystalluria and lithiasis and should be encouraged to consume additional amounts of liquid or given intravenous fluid. Renal function tests and urinalysis should be performed weekly during prolonged therapy (> 2 weeks). Rarely, alkalinization of the urine is necessary.

References

  1. "Product Information. Azulfidine (sulfasalazine)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  2. Sasson JP, Dratch PL, Shortsleeve MJ "Renal US findings in sulfadiazine-induced crystalluria." Radiology 185 (1992): 739-40
  3. Hein R, Brunkhorst R, Thon WF, Schedel I, Schmidt RE "Symptomatic sulfadiazine crystalluria in AIDS patients: a report of two cases." Clin Nephrol 39 (1993): 254-6
  4. "Product Information. Gantrisin (sulfisoxazole)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  5. Molina J, Belenfant X, Doco-Lecompte T, et al "Sulfadiazine-induced crystalluria in AIDS patients with toxoplasma encephalitis." AIDS 5 (1991): 587-9
  6. Sahai J, Heimberger R, Collins K, Kaplowitz L, Polk R "Sulfadiazine-induced crystalluria in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: a reminder." Am J Med 84 (1988): 791-2
  7. Robson M, Levi J, Dolberg L, Rosenfeld J "Acute tubulo-interstitial nephritis following sulfadiazine therapy." Isr J Med Sci 6 (1970): 561-6
  8. "Product Information. Gantranol (sulfamethoxazole)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  9. Simon D, Brosius F, Rothstein D "Sulfadiazine crystalluria revisited." Arch Intern Med 150 (1990): 2379-84
  10. "Product Information. Sulfadiazine (sulfadiazine)." Eon Labs Manufacturing Inc, Laurelton, NY.
  11. Erturk E, Casemento JB, Guertin KR, Kende AS "Bilateral acetylsulfapyridine nephrolithiasis associated with chronic sulfasalazine therapy." J Urol 151 (1994): 1605-6
  12. Finland M, Strauss E, Peterson O "Sulfadiazine." JAMA 251 (1984): 1467-74
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Moderate

Sulfonamides (Includes Sulfimycin) ↔ Hemodialysis

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: hemodialysis

The sulfonamides, sulfadiazine, sulfamethoxazole, and sulfisoxazole, are partially removed by hemodialysis and should be administered after dialysis.

References

  1. Patel RB, Welling PG "Clinical pharmacokinetics of co-trimoxazole (trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole)." Clin Pharmacokinet 5 (1980): 405-23
  2. Nissenson AR, Wilson C, Holazo A "Pharmacokinetics of intravenous trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole during hemodialysis." Am J Nephrol 7 (1987): 270-4
  3. "Product Information. Gantrisin (sulfisoxazole)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  4. "Product Information. Sulfadiazine (sulfadiazine)." Eon Labs Manufacturing Inc, Laurelton, NY.
  5. "Product Information. Gantranol (sulfamethoxazole)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  6. Adam W, Dawborn J "Urinary excretion and plasma levels of sulphonamides in patients with renal impairment." Australas Ann Med 19 (1970): 250-4
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Moderate

Sulfonamides (Includes Sulfimycin) ↔ Urinary Obstruction

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Urinary Retention

Sulfonamides are excreted and concentrated in the urine. Therapy with sulfonamides should be administered cautiously in patients with urinary obstruction or retention, since excessive drug accumulation may occur. These patients may also be at increased risk for sulfonamide crystalluria, which may be associated with renal toxicity such as uro- and nephrolithiasis, nephritis, toxic nephrosis, hematuria, proteinuria, and elevated BUN and creatinine. A urinary output of at least 1.5 L/day should be maintained during sulfonamide administration. Renal function tests and urinalysis should be performed weekly, especially during prolonged therapy (> 2 weeks).

References

  1. Marques LP, Silva MT, Madeira EP, Santos OR "Obstructive renal failure due to therapy with sulfadiazine in an AIDS patient." Nephron 62 (1992): 361
  2. Erturk E, Casemento JB, Guertin KR, Kende AS "Bilateral acetylsulfapyridine nephrolithiasis associated with chronic sulfasalazine therapy." J Urol 151 (1994): 1605-6
  3. Carbone L, Bendixen B, Appel G "Sulfadiazine-associated obstructive nephropathy occurring in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome." Am J Kidney Dis 12 (1988): 72-5
  4. Molina J, Belenfant X, Doco-Lecompte T, et al "Sulfadiazine-induced crystalluria in AIDS patients with toxoplasma encephalitis." AIDS 5 (1991): 587-9
  5. "Product Information. Sulfadiazine (sulfadiazine)." Eon Labs Manufacturing Inc, Laurelton, NY.
  6. Sasson JP, Dratch PL, Shortsleeve MJ "Renal US findings in sulfadiazine-induced crystalluria." Radiology 185 (1992): 739-40
  7. "Product Information. Gantranol (sulfamethoxazole)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  8. Sahai J, Heimberger R, Collins K, Kaplowitz L, Polk R "Sulfadiazine-induced crystalluria in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: a reminder." Am J Med 84 (1988): 791-2
  9. "Product Information. Gantrisin (sulfisoxazole)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  10. "Product Information. Azulfidine (sulfasalazine)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  11. Simon D, Brosius F, Rothstein D "Sulfadiazine crystalluria revisited." Arch Intern Med 150 (1990): 2379-84
  12. Hein R, Brunkhorst R, Thon WF, Schedel I, Schmidt RE "Symptomatic sulfadiazine crystalluria in AIDS patients: a report of two cases." Clin Nephrol 39 (1993): 254-6
  13. Marques L, Silva M, Madeira E, Santos O "Obstructive renal failure due to therapy with sulfadiazine in an AIDS patient." Nephron 62 (1992): 361
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Sulfimycin (erythromycin / sulfisoxazole) drug Interactions

There are 794 drug interactions with Sulfimycin (erythromycin / sulfisoxazole)

Sulfimycin (erythromycin / sulfisoxazole) alcohol/food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food interactions with Sulfimycin (erythromycin / sulfisoxazole)

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
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 information available.

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