Quinolones, Oral/Sucralfate Interactions

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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:

When these two medicines are taken together, your body may not absorb your antibiotic properly.

What might happen:

The blood levels of your antibiotic may decrease and reduce the effectiveness of the medicine in treating your infection.

What you should do about this interaction:

Contact your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) as soon as possible about taking these medicines together. You may need to modify your medicine schedule to take your antibiotic at least 2 hours before sucralfate. They 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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