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Drug interactions between amiodarone and Pradaxa

Results for the following 2 drugs:
amiodarone
Pradaxa (dabigatran)

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

amiodarone ↔ dabigatran

Applies to:amiodarone and Pradaxa (dabigatran)

Amiodarone may increase the blood levels and effects of dabigatran. Combining these medications may increase the risk of anemia and bleeding complications. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. Call your doctor promptly if you experience paleness of skin, fatigue, dizziness, fainting, unusual bleeding or bruising, swelling, vomiting, blood in your urine or stools, headache, or weakness during treatment with these medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug and food interactions

Major

amiodarone food

Applies to: amiodarone

Amiodarone may be taken with or without food but should be taken at the same way each time. You should avoid consuming grapefruits and grapefruit juice while taking amiodarone. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Grapefruit can raise the levels of amiodarone in your body and lead to dangerous side effects. This can affect the rhythm of your heart. Call your doctor if you have symptoms of irregular heartbeat, chest tightness, blurred vision or nausea.

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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.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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