Drug Interactions between Ativan Injection and dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate
This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:
- Ativan Injection (lorazepam)
- dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate
Interactions between your drugs
LORazepam dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate
Applies to: Ativan Injection (lorazepam) and dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate
Information for this minor interaction is only available at a professional reading level.
Drug and food interactions
dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate food
Applies to: dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate
Citrate, or citric acid, can increase the absorption of dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate. 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 dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate 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 dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate. 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 dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate 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 dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate is taken during enteral nutrition therapy (tube feeding), the tube may get clogged. Therefore, dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate 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.
Applies to: Ativan Injection (lorazepam)
Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of LORazepam such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with LORazepam. Do not use more than the recommended dose of LORazepam, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.
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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