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Drug interactions between Aspirin Buffered and Lopressor HCT

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Aspirin Buffered (aluminum hydroxide/aspirin/calcium carbonate/magnesium hydroxide)
Lopressor HCT (hydrochlorothiazide/metoprolol)

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

hydrochlorothiazide ↔ magnesium hydroxide

Applies to:Lopressor HCT (hydrochlorothiazide/metoprolol) and Aspirin Buffered (aluminum hydroxide/aspirin/calcium carbonate/magnesium hydroxide)

Talk to your doctor before using hydroCHLOROthiazide together with any kind of medication that has a laxative effect. Combining these medications, especially over a prolonged period, may increase the risk of dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. In severe cases, dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities can lead to irregular heart rhythm, seizures, and kidney problems. Contact your doctor if you experience potential signs and symptoms of fluid and electrolyte depletion such as dizziness, lightheadedness, dry mouth, thirst, fatigue, weakness, muscle cramps, decreased urination, palpitation, and increased heart rate. 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

metoprolol ↔ calcium carbonate

Applies to:Lopressor HCT (hydrochlorothiazide/metoprolol) and Aspirin Buffered (aluminum hydroxide/aspirin/calcium carbonate/magnesium hydroxide)

Using metoprolol together with calcium carbonate may decrease the effects of metoprolol. Separate the administration times of metoprolol and calcium carbonate by at least 2 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

hydrochlorothiazide ↔ calcium carbonate

Applies to:Lopressor HCT (hydrochlorothiazide/metoprolol) and Aspirin Buffered (aluminum hydroxide/aspirin/calcium carbonate/magnesium hydroxide)

Using hydroCHLOROthiazide together with calcium carbonate can cause your blood calcium levels to become too high. Contact your doctor if you experience symptoms such as dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, lethargy, headache, nausea, vomiting, or seizures. You may need a dose adjustment or special test if you 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

metoprolol ↔ aluminum hydroxide

Applies to:Lopressor HCT (hydrochlorothiazide/metoprolol) and Aspirin Buffered (aluminum hydroxide/aspirin/calcium carbonate/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

metoprolol ↔ magnesium hydroxide

Applies to:Lopressor HCT (hydrochlorothiazide/metoprolol) and Aspirin Buffered (aluminum hydroxide/aspirin/calcium carbonate/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.

For clinical details see professional interaction data.

Minor

metoprolol ↔ aspirin

Applies to:Lopressor HCT (hydrochlorothiazide/metoprolol) and Aspirin Buffered (aluminum hydroxide/aspirin/calcium carbonate/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.

For clinical details see professional interaction data.

Drug and food interactions

Major

aluminum hydroxide food

Applies to: Aspirin Buffered (aluminum hydroxide / aspirin / calcium carbonate / 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

metoprolol food

Applies to: Lopressor HCT (hydrochlorothiazide / metoprolol)

Food can enhance the levels of metoprolol in your body. You should take metoprolol at the same time each day, preferably with or immediately following meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Avoid drinking alcohol, which could increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking metoprolol. Metoprolol is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.

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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.

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