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Selected Cephalosporins/Probenecid

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Medical warning:

Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

Probenecid may decrease the ability of your kidneys to remove some antibiotics.

What might happen:

Levels of the antibiotic may be increased and may cause kidney problems. Side effects from the antibiotic may include stomach upset, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, or vomiting. A decreased urine output may signify kidney problems.

What you should do about this interaction:

Make sure your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) knows which medicines you are currently taking and about any kidney problems you may have. These medicines are sometimes given together for increased effectiveness of the antibiotic. Contact your doctor if you notice any side effects from the antibiotic including stomach upset, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, or vomiting. The antibiotic or the dose of the antibiotic may need to be changed.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this 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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