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Drug interactions between Lexapro and Uribel

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Lexapro (escitalopram)
Uribel (hyoscyamine/methenamine/methylene blue/phenyl salicylate/sodium biphosphate)

Interactions between your drugs

Major

methylene blue ↔ escitalopram

Applies to:Uribel (hyoscyamine/methenamine/methylene blue/phenyl salicylate/sodium biphosphate) and Lexapro (escitalopram)

If you are currently being treated with escitalopram, let your doctor know before you receive methylene blue. Combining these medications can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition called the serotonin syndrome, which may include symptoms such as confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, excessive sweating, shivering or shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm or stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Severe cases may result in coma and even death. Depending on your condition, your doctor may want you to discontinue escitalopram for at least two weeks before you start treatment with methylene blue, or prescribe an alternative medication. Otherwise, you will need to be closely monitored by your doctor during 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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Moderate

sodium biphosphate ↔ escitalopram

Applies to:Uribel (hyoscyamine/methenamine/methylene blue/phenyl salicylate/sodium biphosphate) and Lexapro (escitalopram)

Escitalopram can cause seizures and an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious and potentially life-threatening, although these are relatively rare side effects. The risk is increased if you have low blood levels of electrolytes such as calcium, magnesium, potassium or sodium, which can occur with bowel cleansing preparations or excessive use of medications that have a laxative effect. You should use sodium biphosphate exactly as prescribed by your doctor, and drink plenty of clear liquids before, during, and after the cleansing process to avoid becoming dehydrated. Your doctor may be able to recommend specific fluids you can drink before starting sodium biphosphate to help maintain your electrolyte levels. He/she may also want to monitor your electrolyte levels and/or heart rhythm. You should seek immediate medical attention if you develop sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, shortness of breath, or heart palpitations during treatment with these medications. In addition, you should let your doctor know 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 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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