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Drug interactions between abemaciclib and fulvestrant

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Interactions between your drugs

There were no interactions found in our database between abemaciclib and fulvestrant. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.


A total of 275 drugs (901 brand and generic names) are known to interact with abemaciclib.


A total of 1 drugs (2 brand and generic names) are known to interact with fulvestrant.

Drug and food interactions


abemaciclib food

Applies to: abemaciclib

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

GENERALLY AVOID: Grapefruit juice may increase the plasma concentrations of abemaciclib. The proposed mechanism is inhibition of CYP450 3A4-mediated first-pass metabolism in the gut wall by certain compounds present in grapefruit. Inhibition of hepatic CYP450 3A4 may also contribute. The interaction has not been studied with grapefruit juice, but has been reported for other CYP450 3A4 inhibitors. According to the product labeling, abemaciclib systemic exposure (AUC) is predicted to increase by up to 16-fold when administered with the potent CYP450 3A4 inhibitor ketoconazole. Itraconazole, another potent inhibitor, is predicted to increase the relative potency-adjusted unbound AUC of abemaciclib plus its active metabolites by 2.2-fold. In cancer patients, administration of a single 50 mg dose of abemaciclib (one-third the approved recommended dose of 150 mg) with clarithromycin 500 mg twice daily increased the relative potency-adjusted unbound AUC of abemaciclib plus its active metabolites by 1.7-fold relative to abemaciclib administered alone. The moderate CYP450 3A4 inhibitors, diltiazem and verapamil, are predicted to increase the relative potency-adjusted unbound AUC of abemaciclib plus its active metabolites by 1.7-fold and 1.3-fold, respectively. In general, the effect of grapefruit juice is concentration-, dose- and preparation-dependent, and can vary widely among brands. Certain preparations of grapefruit juice (e.g., high dose, double strength) have sometimes demonstrated potent inhibition of CYP450 3A4, while other preparations (e.g., low dose, single strength) have typically demonstrated moderate inhibition. Increased exposure to abemaciclib may increase adverse effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomatitis, venous thromboembolism, hepatotoxicity, anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia.

Food has modest effects on the pharmacokinetics of abemaciclib. A high-fat, high-calorie meal (800 to 1000 calories; 150 calories from protein, 250 calories from carbohydrate, and 500 to 600 calories from fat) administered to healthy subjects increased the Cmax and AUC of abemaciclib plus its active metabolites by 26% and 9%, respectively.

MANAGEMENT: Abemaciclib may be administered with or without food. Patients should avoid consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice during treatment with abemaciclib.

Therapeutic duplication warnings

No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.

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.
Unknown No information available.

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