Drug interactions between Baraclude and Valcyte
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: Valcyte (valganciclovir) and Baraclude (entecavir)
Using entecavir together with valGANciclovir may increase the blood levels of one or both medications. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both 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.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Valcyte (valganciclovir)
Food can enhance the levels of valGANciclovir in your body. To ensure maximal oral absorption, valGANciclovir should be administered with or immediately after a meal. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication.
Applies to: Baraclude (entecavir)
You may experience reduced absorption of entecavir in the presence of food. Take entecavir on an empty stomach 2 hours before or 2 hours after a meal unless otherwise directed by your doctor. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. It is important to take entecavir regularly to get the most benefit.
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
|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 interaction information available.|
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