Drug Interactions between Bactrim and potassium phosphate
This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:
- Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim)
- potassium phosphate
Interactions between your drugs
trimethoprim potassium phosphate
Applies to: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) and potassium phosphate
Using trimethoprim together with potassium phosphate may increase potassium levels in the blood. High levels of potassium can develop into a condition known as hyperkalemia, which in severe cases can lead to kidney failure, muscle paralysis, irregular heart rhythm, and cardiac arrest. You may be more likely to develop hyperkalemia while using these medications if you are elderly; dehydrated; have kidney disease, diabetes, or advanced heart failure; or if you are receiving trimethoprim for long periods of time or in high dosages to treat serious infections such as Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) in AIDS. Regular or long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen (Aleve) may also increase your risk. It is important that you maintain adequate fluid intake during treatment with these medications. In addition, talk to your doctor to see if you should limit consumption of potassium-rich foods such as tomatoes, raisins, figs, potatoes, lima beans, bananas, plantains, papayas, pears, cantaloupes, mangoes, and potassium-containing salt substitutes. You should seek medical attention if you experience nausea, vomiting, weakness, confusion, tingling of the hands and feet, feelings of heaviness in the legs, a weak pulse, or a slow or irregular heartbeat, as these may be symptoms of hyperkalemia. 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.
Drug and food interactions
No interactions were found. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
No warnings were found for your selected drugs.
Drug Interaction Classification
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