Para-aminosalicylic acid

Generic Medicine Info
G6PD deficiency; severe renal disease.
Special Precautions
Pregnancy, lactation; renal and hepatic impairment, sodium salt in heart failure; gastric ulcer. Monitor patient closely for 1st 3 mth of treatment and counsel to report: sore throat, fever, unusual bleeding or bruising, persistent nausea or vomiting, or abdominal pain.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain; thyroid goitre, hypoglycaemia; pericarditis, vasculitis; encephalopathy, fever, skin eruptions, agranulocytosis, haemolytic anaemia, leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, hepatitis, jaundice, optic neuritis, eosinophilic pneumonia.
Drug Interactions
May decrease absorption of digoxin and vitamin B12; additive adverse effects of aminosalicylates and salicylates; probenecid may increase toxicity by delaying renal excretion and enhancing plasma concentrations of aminosalicylate; activity of aminosalicylic acid may be antagonised by ester-type local anaesthetics such as procaine; may enhance effect of oral anticoagulants (may need to adjust dose); ammonium chloride may increase risk of crystalluria (do not use concurrently).
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