Drugs & Medications - Mucotrol oral
Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate/Sorbitol
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Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Both of the medicines can irritate your gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
What might happen:
Taking these medicines together may damage your GI tract. Fatalities have been reported.
What you should do about this interaction:
Make sure your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together. Let your doctor know right away if you have any abdominal pain, black or bloody stools, dizziness, or "coffee ground" vomit.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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