Selected Bowel Preparations/Stimulant Laxatives 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:

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:

Sutab tablets and stimulant laxatives work in similar ways which can increase the risk of side effects of these medications when used together.

What might happen:

If you take stimulant laxatives with Sutab tablets, it may increase your risk of stomach ulcers or decreased blood flow to your colon.

What you should do about this interaction:

Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) about using these medicines together. Your doctor may want you to stop taking one of the medications.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.

  • 1.Sutab (sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and potassium chloride tablets) US prescribing information. Braintree Laboratories, Inc. February, 2022..

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