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Dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate which include:


dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate food

Major Food Interaction

Citrate, or citric acid, can increase the absorption of dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate. This may lead to elevated blood levels of aluminum, particularly in individuals with reduced kidney function, since aluminum is primarily eliminated by the kidneys. Excess aluminum may deposit and cause problems in various tissues including bone, brain, heart, liver, muscles, and spleen. Over time, weak bones, bone pain, fractures, skeletal deformity, brain disorders, and anemia may develop. Talk to your doctor before using dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate if you have kidney impairment or are on hemodialysis. You should avoid or limit the consumption of citrate-containing foods and beverages (e.G., soft drinks, citrus fruits, fruit juices) during treatment with dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate. Be aware that some effervescent and dispersible drug formulations may also contain citrate and should be restricted as well. Even if you do not have kidney problems, it may be best to separate the dosing of dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate and citrate-containing products by 2 to 3 hours. Talk to a healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns. 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. When dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate is taken during enteral nutrition therapy (tube feeding), the tube may get clogged. Therefore, dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate should not be mixed with or given after high-protein tube feedings. The dose should be separated from the feeding by as much as possible, and the tube should be thoroughly flushed before administration of the dose.

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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

sodium-containing antacid - hypernatremia

The sodium content of antacids may be significant. Patients with hypertension, congestive heart failure, or those on restricted sodium diets should use an antacid with a low sodium content.


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Dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate drug interactions

There are 209 drug interactions with dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate

Dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate disease interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate which include:

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.

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