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Drug interactions between codeine / dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine and potassium bicarbonate / potassium citrate

Results for the following 2 drugs:
codeine/dexbrompheniramine/pseudoephedrine
potassium bicarbonate/potassium citrate

Interactions between your drugs

Major

potassium citrate dexbrompheniramine

Applies to: potassium bicarbonate / potassium citrate and codeine / dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine

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 dexbrompheniramine. Depending on the dose of dexbrompheniramine 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 dexbrompheniramine. 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

pseudoephedrine potassium citrate

Applies to: codeine / dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine and potassium bicarbonate / potassium citrate

Using pseudoephedrine together with potassium citrate may increase the effects of pseudoephedrine. Contact your doctor if you experience tremor, anxiety, insomnia, irritability, or nervousness. 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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Drug and food interactions

Moderate

dexbrompheniramine food

Applies to: codeine / dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of dexbrompheniramine 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 dexbrompheniramine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of dexbrompheniramine, 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.

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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

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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