How the interaction occurs:
When these two drugs are taken together, cyclophosphamide decreases the ability of your body to process succinylcholine.
What might happen:
The paralyzing effect of the succinylcholine will last for a longer time and may prevent you from breathing properly.
What you should do about this interaction:
Succinylcholine is used during surgical procedures or in the hospital. If you are to have either inpatient or outpatient surgery, or are to be admitted to the hospital, make sure that all the healthcare professionals are aware of all the different medications that you are taking. This includes prescription and non-prescription medicine, herbal drugs, and nutraceuticals.Your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of this drug interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
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