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Question: Birth Control and Other Meds. Together?

 xLuckyxStarx - Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:45 pm

Hey. I am currently taking Yasmin and I am also taking Aldactone. I looked it up online and it said not to take the 2 together. My question is what would happen if I kept taking them both? I didn't get these from the same doctor so they didnt know I was taking birth control when I was perscribed these. Thanks for your help! :D
 ssilve1 - Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:15 pm

Taking these two medications together puts you at risk for developing hyperkalemia, or high potassium levels. Both the aldactone and one of the medications in Yasmin, called drospirenone, can each cause hyperkalemia, so taking them together increases your chances of developing it. Hyperkalemia can cause heart arrythmias and even cardiac arrest. Please tell your doctors you are taking both medications so you can be monitored and/or switched to a different medication.

Dr. S, PharmD

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