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Drug Interactions between acetaminophen / aluminum hydroxide / aspirin / caffeine / magnesium hydroxide and Phenytoin Sodium, Prompt

This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:

  • acetaminophen/aluminum hydroxide/aspirin/caffeine/magnesium hydroxide
  • Phenytoin Sodium, Prompt (phenytoin)

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Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

acetaminophen phenytoin

Applies to: acetaminophen / aluminum hydroxide / aspirin / caffeine / magnesium hydroxide and Phenytoin Sodium, Prompt (phenytoin)

Using acetaminophen together with phenytoin may alter the effects of acetaminophen and cause serious side effects that may affect your liver. Call your doctor immediately if you experience a fever, chills, joint pain or swelling, excessive tiredness or weakness, unusual bleeding or bruising, skin rash or itching, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, or yellowing of the skin or the whites of your eyes. If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take both medications. 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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Moderate

phenytoin aluminum hydroxide

Applies to: Phenytoin Sodium, Prompt (phenytoin) and acetaminophen / aluminum hydroxide / aspirin / caffeine / magnesium hydroxide

Using aluminum hydroxide together with phenytoin may decrease the effects of phenytoin. Separate the times of administration of aluminum hydroxide and phenytoin by at least two to three hours. If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special test to safely use both medications. 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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Moderate

aspirin aluminum hydroxide

Applies to: acetaminophen / aluminum hydroxide / aspirin / caffeine / magnesium hydroxide and acetaminophen / aluminum hydroxide / aspirin / caffeine / magnesium hydroxide

Using aluminum hydroxide together with aspirin may decrease the effects of aspirin. Contact your doctor if your condition changes. If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special test to safely use both medications. 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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Moderate

phenytoin magnesium hydroxide

Applies to: Phenytoin Sodium, Prompt (phenytoin) and acetaminophen / aluminum hydroxide / aspirin / caffeine / magnesium hydroxide

Using magnesium hydroxide together with phenytoin may decrease the effects of phenytoin. Separate the times of administration of magnesium hydroxide and phenytoin by at least two to three hours. If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special test to safely use both medications. 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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Moderate

aspirin magnesium hydroxide

Applies to: acetaminophen / aluminum hydroxide / aspirin / caffeine / magnesium hydroxide and acetaminophen / aluminum hydroxide / aspirin / caffeine / magnesium hydroxide

Using magnesium hydroxide together with aspirin may decrease the effects of aspirin. Contact your doctor if your condition changes. If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special test to safely use both medications. 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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Minor

phenytoin aspirin

Applies to: Phenytoin Sodium, Prompt (phenytoin) and acetaminophen / aluminum hydroxide / aspirin / caffeine / magnesium hydroxide

Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.

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Minor

aspirin caffeine

Applies to: acetaminophen / aluminum hydroxide / aspirin / caffeine / magnesium hydroxide and acetaminophen / aluminum hydroxide / aspirin / caffeine / magnesium hydroxide

Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.

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Drug and food interactions

Major

aluminum hydroxide food

Applies to: acetaminophen / aluminum hydroxide / aspirin / caffeine / magnesium hydroxide

Citrate, or citric acid, can increase the absorption of aluminum hydroxide. This may lead to elevated blood levels of aluminum, particularly in individuals with reduced kidney function, since aluminum is primarily eliminated by the kidneys. Excess aluminum may deposit and cause problems in various tissues including bone, brain, heart, liver, muscles, and spleen. Over time, weak bones, bone pain, fractures, skeletal deformity, brain disorders, and anemia may develop. Talk to your doctor before using aluminum hydroxide if you have kidney impairment or are on hemodialysis. You should avoid or limit the consumption of citrate-containing foods and beverages (e.G., soft drinks, citrus fruits, fruit juices) during treatment with aluminum hydroxide. Be aware that some effervescent and dispersible drug formulations may also contain citrate and should be restricted as well. Even if you do not have kidney problems, it may be best to separate the dosing of aluminum hydroxide and citrate-containing products by 2 to 3 hours. Talk to a healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns. 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.

When aluminum hydroxide is taken during enteral nutrition therapy (tube feeding), the tube may get clogged. Therefore, aluminum hydroxide should not be mixed with or given after high-protein tube feedings. The dose should be separated from the feeding by as much as possible, and the tube should be thoroughly flushed before administration of the dose.

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Moderate

phenytoin food

Applies to: Phenytoin Sodium, Prompt (phenytoin)

Phenytoin levels may decrease when the suspension is given with enteral feedings. This could lead to a loss of seizure control. You could interrupt the feeding for 2 hours before and after the phenytoin dose. Alternatively, you may give the phenytoin suspension diluted in water and flush the tube with water after administration. These would make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. However, this still may not entirely avoid the interaction and may not always be feasible. You should have your phenytoin levels checked upon starting and stopping of enteral feedings. In addition, using phenytoin together with food may alter the effects of phenytoin. Contact your doctor if you experience worsening of seizure control or symptoms of toxicity, including twitching eye movements, slurred speech, loss of balance, tremor, muscle stiffness or weakness, nausea, vomiting, feeling light-headed, fainting, and slow or shallow breathing. If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special test to safely use both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Ask your doctor before making any changes to your therapy.

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Minor

caffeine food

Applies to: acetaminophen / aluminum hydroxide / aspirin / caffeine / magnesium hydroxide

Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.

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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

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.

Further information

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