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Drug Interactions between bisacodyl / polyethylene glycol 3350 / potassium chloride / sodium bicarbonate / sodium chloride and oxybutynin

This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:

  • bisacodyl/polyethylene glycol 3350/potassium chloride/sodium bicarbonate/sodium chloride
  • oxybutynin

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Interactions between your drugs

Major

oxybutynin potassium chloride

Applies to: oxybutynin and bisacodyl / polyethylene glycol 3350 / potassium chloride / sodium bicarbonate / sodium chloride

The following interaction applies only if you are taking potassium in a solid formulation (i.E., tablet or capsule swallowed whole):

Talk to your doctor before using potassium oral tablets or capsules together with oxybutynin. Depending on the dose of oxybutynin and your overall physical health, combining these medications may increase the irritant effects of potassium on your stomach and upper intestine. This can rarely result in ulcers, bleeding, and other gastrointestinal injury. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop severe abdominal pain, bloating, sudden dizziness or lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting (especially with blood), loss of appetite, and/or black, tarry stools during treatment with these medications. Alternatively, a liquid formulation of potassium may be considered when used in combination with oxybutynin. 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

sodium bicarbonate bisacodyl

Applies to: bisacodyl / polyethylene glycol 3350 / potassium chloride / sodium bicarbonate / sodium chloride and bisacodyl / polyethylene glycol 3350 / potassium chloride / sodium bicarbonate / sodium chloride

Using bisacodyl together with sodium bicarbonate may alter the effects of bisacodyl. Bisacodyl and sodium bicarbonate should be separated by at least one hour. 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

bisacodyl polyethylene glycol 3350

Applies to: bisacodyl / polyethylene glycol 3350 / potassium chloride / sodium bicarbonate / sodium chloride and bisacodyl / polyethylene glycol 3350 / potassium chloride / sodium bicarbonate / sodium chloride

Using polyethylene glycol 3350 together with bisacodyl may increase the risk of gastrointestinal side effects such as ulcerations in the colon and ischemic colitis (an inflammatory condition caused by reduced blood flow to the colon due to narrowed or blocked blood vessels). Although these side effects are relatively rare, they may be potentially serous and life-threatening, particularly ischemic colitis. Nonetheless, certain bowel cleansing regimens given prior to a colonoscopy may require the concurrent use of a stimulant laxative such as bisacodyl in order to be fully effective. You should avoid using these medications together unless specifically recommended or prescribed by your doctor. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact, or you may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring 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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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.

Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
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 interaction information available.

Further information

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