What other drugs will affect aluminum hydroxide, aspirin, calcium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide (Arthritis Pain Formula, Ascriptin, Ascriptin Maximum Strength, Aspirin Buffered)?
If you are taking this medicine to prevent heart attack or stroke, avoid also taking ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). Ibuprofen may make aspirin less effective in protecting your heart and blood vessels. If you must use both medications, take the ibuprofen at least 8 hours before or 30 minutes after you take aluminum hydroxide, aspirin, calcium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide.Many drugs can interact with aluminum hydroxide, aspirin, calcium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- acetazolamide (Diamox);
- digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem);
- dipyridamole (Persantine);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- ginkgo biloba;
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- mycophenolate (CellCept) or mycophenolic acid (Myfortic);
- pemetrexed (Alimta);
- valproic acid (Depakene, Stavzor);
- an antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), doxycycline (Doryx, Oracea, Periostat, Vibramycin), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ofloxacin (Floxin), or tetracycline (Ala-Tet, Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap);
- an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft), and others;
- blood pressure medication such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), carvedilol (Coreg), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), quinapril (Accupril), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Dutoprol, Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), ramipril (Altace), sotalol (Betapace), and others;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- citrate salts (Bicitra, Citracal, Cytra-K, Oracit, Polycitra, Urocit);
- gout medication such as allopurinol (Zyloprim) or probenecid (Benemid);
- medication to treat osteoporosis or Paget's disease, such as alendronate (Fosamax), etidronate (Didronel), ibandronate (Boniva), pamidronate (Aredia), risedronate (Actonel, Atelvia), or zoledronic acid (Reclast, Zometa);
- an oral diabetes medication such as glipizide (Glucotrol, Metaglip), glyburide (DiaBeta, Micronase, Glucovance), and others; or
- steroids (prednisone and others).
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with aluminum hydroxide, aspirin, calcium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.