Drug interactions between Milk of Magnesia and sodium biphosphate / sodium phosphate
|Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)|
|sodium biphosphate/sodium phosphate|
Interactions between your drugs
Milk of Magnesia
- Milk of Magnesia is in the following drug classes: antacids, laxatives.
- Milk of Magnesia is used to treat the following conditions:
sodium biphosphate / sodium phosphate
- Sodium biphosphate / sodium phosphate is a member of the drug class laxatives.
- Sodium biphosphate / sodium phosphate is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
sodium biphosphate food
Applies to: sodium biphosphate / sodium phosphate
Oral medications may not be properly absorbed when they are taken within one hour before starting sodium biphosphate for bowel cleansing. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to see if you should adjust the dosing schedule of your other medications before you begin bowel cleansing 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.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
Stimulant and hyperosmotic laxatives
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'stimulant and hyperosmotic laxatives' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'stimulant and hyperosmotic laxatives' category:
- magnesium hydroxide (active ingredient in Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide))
- sodium biphosphate (active ingredient in sodium biphosphate/sodium phosphate)
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.