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Azuphen MB (hyoscyamine / methenamine / methylene blue / phenyl salicylate / sodium biphosphate) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There are 3 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Azuphen MB (hyoscyamine / methenamine / methylene blue / phenyl salicylate / sodium biphosphate) which include:

Major

sodium biphosphate ↔ Alcohol (Ethanol)

Major Drug Interaction

Bowel cleansing with sodium biphosphate can cause kidney failure, in some cases up to several months after the procedure. Although it rarely occurs, the risk is increased in individuals receiving treatment with phenyl salicylate, especially if they are also elderly or frail. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use both medications. Combining these medications may also increase the risk of dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. In severe cases, dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities can lead to irregular heart rhythm, seizures, and kidney problems. You should use sodium biphosphate exactly as prescribed by your doctor, and drink plenty of clear fluids before, during, and after the cleansing process to keep yourself hydrated. Your doctor may also recommend an electrolyte rehydration solution that you can use. Talk to your doctor if you have any 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.

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Moderate

hyoscyamine ↔ Alcohol (Ethanol)

Moderate Drug Interaction

Ask your doctor before using hyoscyamine together with ethanol. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking hyoscyamine. You should be warned not to exceed recommended dosages and to avoid activities requiring mental alertness. If your doctor prescribes these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment to safely take this combination. 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 ↔ food

Moderate Food Interaction

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

ADJUST DOSING INTERVAL: Bowel cleansing products can increase the gastrointestinal transit rate. Oral medications administered within one hour of the start of administration of the bowel cleansing solution may be flushed from the gastrointestinal tract and not properly absorbed.

MANAGEMENT: Patients should be advised that absorption of oral medications may be impaired during bowel cleansing treatment. Oral medications (e.g., anticonvulsants, oral contraceptives, antidiabetic agents, antibiotics) should not be administered during and within one hour of starting bowel cleansing treatment whenever possible. However, if concomitant use cannot be avoided, monitoring for reduced therapeutic effects may be advisable.

References

  1. "Product Information. Prepopik (citric acid/Mg oxide/Na picosulfate)." Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc, Tarrytown, NY.
  2. "Product Information. Golytely (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution)." Braintree, Braintree, MA.
Moderate

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Minor Potential Hazard, Low plausibility

anticholinergics - hypertension

Cardiovascular effects of anticholinergics may exacerbate hypertension. Therapy with anticholinergic agents should be administered cautiously in patients with hypertension.

References

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Azuphen MB (hyoscyamine / methenamine / methylene blue / phenyl salicylate / sodium biphosphate) drug Interactions

There are 1324 drug interactions with Azuphen MB (hyoscyamine / methenamine / methylene blue / phenyl salicylate / sodium biphosphate)

Azuphen MB (hyoscyamine / methenamine / methylene blue / phenyl salicylate / sodium biphosphate) disease Interactions

There are 32 disease interactions with Azuphen MB (hyoscyamine / methenamine / methylene blue / phenyl salicylate / sodium biphosphate) which include:

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Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
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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