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Drug interactions between Avapro and magnesium sulfate / potassium sulfate / sodium sulfate

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Avapro (irbesartan)
magnesium sulfate/potassium sulfate/sodium sulfate

Interactions between your drugs


irbesartan ↔ magnesium sulfate/potassium sulfate/sodium sulfate

Applies to:Avapro (irbesartan) and magnesium sulfate/potassium sulfate/sodium sulfate

If you are currently receiving treatment with irbesartan, let your doctor know before you take magnesium/potassium/sodium sulfates. Bowel cleansing can cause dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities, and the risk may be increased if you also use irbesartan or other medications that can affect kidney function. In severe cases, dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities can lead to irregular heart rhythm, seizures, and kidney problems. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use both medications. You should use magnesium/potassium/sodium sulfates exactly as prescribed by your doctor, and drink plenty of clear fluids before, during, and after the cleansing process to keep yourself hydrated. Contact your doctor if you experience signs and symptoms of low electrolyte levels such as weakness, tiredness, drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, tingling, numbness, muscle pain, cramps, nausea, or vomiting. 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


irbesartan food

Applies to: Avapro (irbesartan)

If you are taking irbesartan you should avoid potassium-containing salt substitutes or over-the-counter potassium supplements without first talking to your doctor. This can cause high levels of potassium in your blood. High levels of potassium can cause weakness, irregular heartbeat, confusion, tingling of the extremities, or feelings of heaviness in the legs. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these symptoms.

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magnesium sulfate/potassium sulfate/sodium sulfate food

Applies to: magnesium sulfate / potassium sulfate / sodium sulfate

Oral medications may not be properly absorbed when they are taken within one hour before starting magnesium/potassium/sodium sulfates 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.

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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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