Drug interactions between CellCept and Nexium
|CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil)|
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MONITOR: Coadministration with proton pump inhibitors may reduce the bioavailability of mycophenolic acid (MPA) from the administration of mycophenolate mofetil. The exact mechanism of interaction has not been established, but may involve a decrease in MPA solubility at higher gastric pH levels. When single doses of proton pump inhibitors were given to healthy volunteers and multiple doses to transplant patients receiving mycophenolate mofetil, MPA peak plasma concentration (Cmax) was reduced by 30% to 70% and systemic exposure (AUC) by 25% to 35%. The clinical significance is unknown. The interaction does not appear to occur when mycophenolic acid itself is administered. In 12 healthy volunteers, the pharmacokinetics of MPA were observed to be similar when a single 720 mg dose of mycophenolic acid was administered alone and following concomitant administration with pantoprazole, which was administered at a dosage of 40 mg twice daily for 4 days.
MANAGEMENT: Because clinical relevance of this interaction has not been established, proton pump inhibitors should be used with caution in transplant patients receiving mycophenolate mofetil.
Drug Interaction Classification
The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
|Major||Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderate||Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minor||Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
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