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Drug interactions between axitinib and pazopanib

Results for the following 2 drugs:
axitinib
pazopanib

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

PAZOPanib axitinib

Applies to: pazopanib and axitinib

PAZOPanib may increase the blood levels of axitinib. In some cases, this can increase side effects such as high blood pressure, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, decreased appetite, weight loss, and rash, itching or peeling of skin on the hands and feet. You may also be more likely to experience less common but more severe side effects such as blood clots (depending on location, can lead to complications such as stroke, heart attack, breathing difficulties, and vision abnormalities); bleeding; liver problems; thyroid problems; tearing (perforation) in the stomach or intestinal wall; and a rare nervous system condition known as reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS). You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. Contact your doctor if you develop potential signs and symptoms of serious side effects including chest pain or pressure; pain in the arms, back, neck or jaw; swelling; shortness of breath; numbness or weakness on one side of the body; headache; vision changes; seizures, unusual bleeding or bruising; red or black stools; coughing up or vomiting blood or blood clots; and severe stomach or abdominal pain. 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

PAZOPanib food

Applies to: pazopanib

Do not consume grapefruit or grapefruit juice during treatment with PAZOPanib unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Grapefruit juice can increase the blood levels of PAZOPanib, which may lead to an increased risk of serious side effects such as liver damage, irregular heart rhythm, bleeding, high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Taking PAZOPanib with food can also significantly increase its absorption and levels in the blood. Therefore, you should take PAZOPanib on an empty stomach, at least one hour before or two hours after eating. Call your doctor immediately if you develop fever, chills, joint pain or swelling, unusual bleeding or bruising, skin rash, itching, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dark colored urine, and/or yellowing of the skin or eyes, as these may be signs and symptoms of liver damage. You should also seek immediate medical attention if you experience signs and symptoms that could indicate cardiovascular problems such as sudden dizziness; lightheadedness; fainting; fast or pounding heartbeats; chest pain or tightness; pain in your arms, back, neck, or jaw; shortness of breath; numbness or weakness on one side of your body; and slurred speech or difficulty speaking. 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

axitinib food

Applies to: axitinib

Do not consume grapefruit or grapefruit juice during treatment with axitinib unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Grapefruit juice can increase the blood levels of axitinib. This may increase the risk and/or severity of side effects such as high blood pressure, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, decreased appetite, weight loss, and rash, itching or peeling of skin on the hands and feet. You may also be more likely to experience less common but more severe side effects such as blood clots (depending on location, can lead to complications such as stroke, heart attack, breathing difficulties, and vision abnormalities); bleeding; liver problems; thyroid problems; tearing (perforation) in the stomach or intestinal wall; and a rare nervous system condition known as reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS). You should seek immediate medical attention if you develop signs and symptoms of these conditions including chest pain or pressure; pain in the arms, back, neck or jaw; swelling; shortness of breath; numbness or weakness on one side of the body; headache; vision changes; seizures, unusual bleeding or bruising; red or black stools; coughing up or vomiting blood or blood clots; and severe stomach or abdominal pain. 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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Therapeutic duplication warnings

Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.

Duplication

VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors' category:

  • axitinib
  • pazopanib

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

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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