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Drug interactions between amyl nitrite and sodium nitrite

Results for the following 2 drugs:
amyl nitrite
sodium nitrite

Interactions between your drugs

Major

amyl nitrite sodium nitrite

Applies to: amyl nitrite and sodium nitrite

When use of sodium nitrite is required, the doctor should be told if you have been receiving treatment with amyl nitrite. Sodium nitrite can cause a condition called methemoglobinemia that reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood to different organs, and combining the medication with amyl nitrite may increase the risk. Your doctor will need to monitor you closely and possibly take extra precautions for you to safely use these medications together. Methemoglobinemia may develop hours after you have received sodium nitrite. You should seek immediate medical attention if you notice signs and symptoms such as a gray discoloration of the skin, mouth, or nail bed; nausea; headache; dizziness; lightheadedness; fatigue; shortness of breath; rapid or shallow breathing; a rapid heartbeat; anxiety; and confusion. 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 and food interactions

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.

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.
Unknown No information available.

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

Further information

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