Edecrin Drug Interactions
Edecrin Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Edecrin is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Edecrin should not be combined with aminoglycoside antibiotics unless absolutely necessary. Taking these two medications together can increase the risk of permanent hearing loss.
Blood Pressure Medicine
When taking Edecrin with a high blood pressure medication, your blood pressure may decrease too much. In order to decrease the chances of this interaction, your healthcare provider may monitor you more closely and/or change the dose of either medicine.
Taking Edecrin with corticosteroids may increase your risk of low potassium levels (hypokalemia). Your healthcare provider should check your potassium levels and may need to take steps to correct your potassium level, if needed.
Edecrin should be used carefully in people taking digoxin. It can cause low potassium levels (hypokalemia), which can be especially dangerous for people taking digoxin.
Combining Edecrin with lithium may increase the level of lithium in your blood, increasing your chance of side effects. In general, lithium is usually not recommended to be taken with diuretics, including Edecrin. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor your lithium level more closely and/or change your lithium dose to prevent drug interactions from occurring.
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
If Edecrin and NSAIDs are taken together, this can make Edecrin less effective and may increase your risk of side effects. Depending on your situation, your healthcare provider may need to increase your dose of Edecrin or suggest an alternative to NSAIDs.