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Zydelig (idelalisib) Disease Interactions

There are 7 disease interactions with Zydelig (idelalisib):


Idelalisib (Includes Zydelig) ↔ Colitis

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Colitis/Enteritis (Noninfectious), Diarrhea

Severe diarrhea or colitis have been reported in patients treated with idelalisib. It is recommended to avoid concurrent use of idelalisib and other drugs that cause diarrhea. Care should be taken when using this agent in patients with diarrhea or colitis.


Idelalisib (Includes Zydelig) ↔ Dermatologic Toxicities

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Dermatitis - Drug-Induced

Fatal cases of severe cutaneous reactions, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) have occurred in patients treated with idelalisib. It is recommended that if SJS or TEN is suspected to interrupt therapy until the etiology of the reaction has been determined, and if SJS or TEN is confirmed to permanently discontinue treatment with idelalisib. Monitor patients for the development of severe cutaneous reactions and discontinue idelalisib if clinically appropriate.


Idelalisib (Includes Zydelig) ↔ Hepatic Impairment

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Liver Disease

Fatal and/or serious hepatotoxicity have been reported in patients treated with idelalisib. Monitor ALT and AST in all patients as clinically appropriate. Patients with baseline hepatic impairment should be monitored for signs of idelalisib toxicity and dose modification with idelalisib should be made accordingly. It is recommended to monitor weekly for liver toxicity if the ALT or AST rises above 3 times the upper limit of normal until resolved and withhold therapy with idelalisib if the ALT or AST is greater than 5 times the upper limit of normal, and continue to monitor AST, ALT and total bilirubin weekly until the normal levels are attained. Discontinue idelalisib for recurrent hepatotoxicity and to avoid concurrent use with other drugs that may cause liver toxicity.


Idelalisib (Includes Zydelig) ↔ Infections

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Infection - Bacterial/Fungal/Protozoal/Viral

Fatal and/or serious infections, including pneumonia, sepsis, febrile neutropenia, Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) or cytomegalovirus (CMV) have been reported in patients treated with idelalisib. It is recommended to monitor patients for signs and symptoms of infection and to interrupt therapy with idelalisib for Grade 3 or higher infection. Consider prophylaxis for PJP in patients at risk and interrupt therapy in patients with suspected PJP infection of any grade, and permanently discontinue treatment if PJP infection of any grade is confirmed or interrupt idelalisib in the setting of positive CMV PCR or antigen test until the infection has resolved. If therapy is subsequently resumed, patients should be monitored (by PCR or antigen test) for CMV reactivation at least monthly.


Idelalisib (Includes Zydelig) ↔ Intestinal Perforation

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Gastrointestinal Perforation

Fatal and serious intestinal perforations have been reported in patients treated with idelalisib, some patients reporting moderate to severe diarrhea at the time of perforation. Advise patients to promptly report any new or worsening abdominal pain, chills, fever, nausea, or vomiting. Discontinue therapy with idelalisib permanently in patients who experience intestinal perforation.


Idelalisib (Includes Zydelig) ↔ Neutropenia

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Bone Marrow Depression/Low Blood Counts

Cases of neutropenia have been reported with the use of idelalisib. It is recommended to monitor blood counts at least every 2 weeks for the first 6 months of therapy, and periodically thereafter. Care and close monitoring is recommended.


Multikinase Inhibitors (Includes Zydelig) ↔ Lung Toxicity

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Interstitial Pneumonitis, Pulmonary Impairment

The use of certain multikinase inhibitors has been associated with pulmonary toxicity. Serious cases of interstitial lung disease (ILD), including fatal cases and interstitial pneumonitis or pulmonary fibrosis have been reported. Caution is recommended when using these agents in patients with a history of interstitial pneumonitis or pulmonary fibrosis or those patients presenting with acute onset of new or progressive unexplained pulmonary symptoms such as dyspnea, cough, and fever pending diagnostic evaluation. If ILD is confirmed, permanently discontinue these agents and institute appropriate measures. Immediately withhold treatment in patients diagnosed with ILD/pneumonitis and permanently discontinue therapy if no other potential causes of ILD/pneumonitis have been identified.

Zydelig (idelalisib) drug Interactions

There are 929 drug interactions with Zydelig (idelalisib)

Zydelig (idelalisib) alcohol/food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food interaction with Zydelig (idelalisib)

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
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 information available.

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