Drug interactions between axitinib and pembrolizumab
Interactions between your drugs
- Axitinib is in the following drug classes: multikinase inhibitors, VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors.
- Axitinib is used to treat Renal Cell Carcinoma.
- Pembrolizumab is a member of the drug class Anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies.
- Pembrolizumab is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
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.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
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