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Drug Interactions between ethotoin and Zatean-PN DHA

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

  • ethotoin
  • Zatean-PN DHA (multivitamin, prenatal)

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Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

ethotoin multivitamin, prenatal

Applies to: ethotoin and Zatean-PN DHA (multivitamin, prenatal)

Some anticonvulsant medications may reduce the blood levels of folic acid. In addition, folic acid treatment may reduce the blood levels of certain anticonvulsants. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring to safely use both medications. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience loss of seizure control. 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

ethotoin food

Applies to: ethotoin

Ethotoin levels may decrease when the suspension is given with enteral feedings. This could lead to a loss of seizure control. You could interrupt the feeding for 2 hours before and after the ethotoin dose. Alternatively, you may give the ethotoin suspension diluted in water and flush the tube with water after administration. These would make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. However, this still may not entirely avoid the interaction and may not always be feasible. You should have your ethotoin levels checked upon starting and stopping of enteral feedings. In addition, using ethotoin together with food may alter the effects of ethotoin. Contact your doctor if you experience worsening of seizure control or symptoms of toxicity, including twitching eye movements, slurred speech, loss of balance, tremor, muscle stiffness or weakness, nausea, vomiting, feeling light-headed, fainting, and slow or shallow breathing. 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. Ask your doctor before making any changes to your therapy.

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Minor

multivitamin, prenatal food

Applies to: Zatean-PN DHA (multivitamin, prenatal)

Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.

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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

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