Aminoglycosides/Select Cephalosporins Interactions

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.

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:

The cause of this interaction is not known.

What might happen:

Taking these two medicines together may cause kidney problems. This problem may be more likely if you are elderly.

What you should do about this interaction:

Make sure that your doctor knows all of the medicines that you are taking.You should try to avoid taking these two medicines together if you have kidney problems or if you are elderly.Tell your doctor if you have any unusual swelling, especially in your hands or feet. Tell your doctor if you have nausea, vomiting or blood in your urine.Your doctor may also monitor your kidney tests and aminoglycoside antibiotic blood levels more regularly while on these two medicines.Your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) 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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