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Drospirenone Disease Interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with drospirenone:

Major

Drospirenone (applies to drospirenone) hyperkalemia

Major Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Adrenal Insufficiency, Renal Dysfunction, Liver Disease

The progestin drospirenone (DRSP) has antialdosterone activity, including the potential for hyperkalemia in high-risk patients. The use of DRSP-containing combination hormone is contraindicated in patients with conditions that predispose to hyperkalemia (renal impairment, hepatic impairment, and adrenal insufficiency). Use caution when prescribing these agents to women who regularly take other medications that can increase potassium, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), potassium-sparing diuretics, potassium supplements, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin-II receptor antagonists, heparin and aldosterone antagonists. It is recommended to monitor serum potassium concentrations during the first month of dosing in high-risk patients who take strong CYP3A4 inhibitors long-term and concomitantly.

Moderate

Estrogens/progestogens (applies to drospirenone) retinal thrombosis

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Visual Defect/Disturbance

Estrogens and progestogens may cause retinal thrombosis. Oral contraceptives should be discontinued if there is unexplained partial or complete loss of vision; onset of proptosis or diplopia; papilledema; or retinal vascular lesions. Therapy with these agents should be administered cautiously in patients who have preexisting ocular problems and appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic measures should be instituted. Contact lens wearers who develop visual changes or changes in lens tolerance should be assessed by an ophthalmologist.

Drospirenone drug interactions

There are 268 drug interactions with drospirenone

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
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.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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