Staphcillin (methicillin) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Staphcillin (methicillin):
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility
methicillin - sodium/potassium
Each gram of parenteral methicillin sodium contains approximately 60 to 71 mg (2.6 to 3.1 mEq) of sodium and is buffered with 50 mg of sodium citrate. The sodium content should be considered in patients with conditions that may require sodium restriction, such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, and fluid retention. In addition, hypokalemia has been reported rarely during therapy with the penicillinase-resistant penicillins, which may be particularly important to bear in mind when treating patients with low potassium reserves or fluid and electrolyte imbalance. Clinical monitoring of electrolytes is recommended if these agents are used for prolonged periods.
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Staphcillin (methicillin) drug Interactions
There are 53 drug interactions with Staphcillin (methicillin)
Staphcillin (methicillin) disease Interactions
There are 5 disease interactions with Staphcillin (methicillin) which include:
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No information available.|
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