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Drug interactions between tramadol and Uribel

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

Interactions between your drugs

Major

methylene blue traMADol

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

If you are currently being treated with traMADol, 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 traMADol 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 traMADol

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

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

MONITOR: The risk of seizures induced by the use of bowel cleansing preparations may be increased in patients on concomitant medications that can lower the seizure threshold, including psychotherapeutic agents (antidepressants; neuroleptics; lithium), fluoroquinolones, some antimalarial agents (chloroquine; hydroxychloroquine; mefloquine), and some narcotic analgesics. Rare cases of generalized tonic-clonic seizures and/or loss of consciousness in association with low serum osmolality and electrolyte abnormalities (e.g., hyponatremia, hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia) have been reported with the use of bowel cleansing products in patients with no prior history of seizures. The condition resolved with correction of fluid and electrolyte abnormalities.

MONITOR: The use of bowel cleansing preparations may increase the risk of ventricular arrhythmia, particularly torsade de pointes, in patients treated with drugs that can prolong the QT interval, including psychotherapeutic agents (antidepressants; neuroleptics; lithium), fluoroquinolones, some antimalarial agents (chloroquine; mefloquine; halofantrine; lumefantrine), and some narcotic analgesics (methadone; propoxyphene). Severe and potentially fatal cases of electrolyte disorders and arrhythmias have been reported in elderly patients using bowel cleansing products. Electrolyte disturbances such as hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia are known risk factors for torsade de pointes associated with QT interval prolongation.

MANAGEMENT: Caution is advised when bowel cleansing preparations are prescribed in patients treated with agents that can lower the seizure threshold and/or prolong the QT interval. Bowel cleansing preparations should not be used if these patients have impaired renal function or perfusion, dehydration, or uncorrected electrolyte abnormalities. Baseline and postprocedure labs including serum electrolytes, phosphate, BUN, and creatinine should be considered, particularly in the elderly. Patients should be advised not to exceed the recommended dosage of their bowel cleansing preparation and to drink sufficient quantities of clear fluids before, during, and after the bowel preparation process. Administration of an electrolyte rehydration solution may help attenuate the electrolyte abnormalities and hypovolemia. Patients should be advised to seek prompt medical attention if they experience symptoms that could indicate the occurrence of torsade de pointes such as dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, palpitation, irregular heart rhythm, shortness of breath, or syncope.

References

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Drug and food interactions

Moderate

sodium biphosphate food

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

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.

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Moderate

traMADol food

Applies to: tramadol

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of traMADol 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 traMADol. Do not use more than the recommended dose of traMADol, 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 therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.

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.

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