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Drug Interactions between atazanavir and nimodipine

This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:

  • atazanavir
  • nimodipine

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Interactions between your drugs

Major

niMODipine atazanavir

Applies to: nimodipine and atazanavir

Using niMODipine together with atazanavir is not recommended. Combining these medications may significantly increase the blood levels and effects of niMODipine. This may increase the risk of serious side effects such as irregular heart rhythm, fluid retention, swelling, heart failure, and excessively low blood pressure. 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

Moderate

niMODipine food

Applies to: nimodipine

You should avoid or limit the consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice if you are receiving treatment with niMODipine. Grapefruit juice can significantly increase the blood levels and effects of medications like niMODipine. You may be more likely to experience side effects such as headache, low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, swelling, and fluid retention. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns. 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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Moderate

atazanavir food

Applies to: atazanavir

Food can enhance the levels of atazanavir in your body. To ensure maximal oral absorption, atazanavir should be administered with or immediately after a meal. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No warnings were found for your selected drugs.

Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

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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