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Drug interactions between Norvasc and tacrolimus

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Norvasc (amlodipine)

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amlodipine ↔ tacrolimus

Applies to:Norvasc (amlodipine) and tacrolimus

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

MONITOR: Coadministration with amlodipine may increase the blood concentrations of tacrolimus. The exact mechanism of interaction is unknown but may involve inhibition of the CYP450 3A5 metabolism of tacrolimus. Isolated case reports and one crossover study involving healthy subjects have demonstrated that the AUC of tacrolimus may increase by 2.3-fold or more when taken concomitantly with amlodipine.

MANAGEMENT: Caution is advised if tacrolimus is administered concomitantly with amlodipine. Tacrolimus blood levels should be monitored frequently and the dosage adjusted accordingly, particularly following initiation or discontinuation of amlodipine therapy in patients who are stabilized on their tacrolimus regimen. Patients should be advised to contact their physician if they experience potential signs and symptoms of tacrolimus toxicity such as fever, infection, diarrhea, tremor, headache, fatigue, lethargy, and changes in motor function, mental status, or sensory function.


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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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