Why Is This Elderly Woman Feeling Poorly?
An 83-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus is brought in for evaluation for altered mental status. She has been feeling poorly for the past 2 weeks, and has been undergoing treatment for presumed Helicobacter pylori gastritis and a urinary tract infection. Her current medications are bismuth subsalicylate, glyburide, sitagliptin, omeprazole, amoxicillin, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX), and lisinopril.
Laboratory test results include the following:
Sodium: 132 mEq/mL
Potassium: 5 mEq/mL
Chloride: 100 mEq/mL
Glucose: 30 mg/dL
Medscape Internal Medicine © 2015
Any views expressed above are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of WebMD or Medscape.
Cite this: Douglas S. Paauw. Drug Interaction in the Elderly: Beware the Antibiotics - Medscape - Aug 03, 2015.