Drug interactions between 5-HTP and hyoscyamine / methenamine / methylene blue / sodium biphosphate
|hyoscyamine/methenamine/methylene blue/sodium biphosphate|
Interactions between your drugs
methylene blue 5-hydroxytryptophan
Applies to: hyoscyamine / methenamine / methylene blue / sodium biphosphate and 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan)
Using methylene blue together with 5-hydroxytryptophan is not recommended. Combining these medications can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition called the serotonin syndrome, which may include symptoms such as confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, excessive sweating, shivering or shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm or stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Severe cases may result in coma and even death. In general, you should wait at least 14 days after stopping methylene blue before you start treatment with 5-hydroxytryptophan. Conversely, if you have recently been on 5-hydroxytryptophan and are now starting treatment with methylene blue, you should check with your doctor or pharmacist to see how long you should wait before it is safe for you to use methylene blue, as some medications can take a while to clear from your body. 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.
Drug and food interactions
sodium biphosphate food
Applies to: hyoscyamine / methenamine / methylene blue / sodium biphosphate
Oral medications may not be properly absorbed when they are taken within one hour before starting sodium biphosphate for bowel cleansing. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to see if you should adjust the dosing schedule of your other medications before you begin bowel cleansing treatment. 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.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
No warnings were found for your selected drugs.
Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No interaction information available.|
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