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Drug interactions between clarithromycin and ivabradine

Results for the following 2 drugs:
clarithromycin
ivabradine

Interactions between your drugs

Major

clarithromycin ↔ ivabradine

Applies to:clarithromycin and ivabradine

Using ivabradine together with clarithromycin is not recommended. Combining these medications may significantly increase the blood levels and effects of ivabradine, which may result in excessive slowing of heart rate or other conduction disturbances. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact. 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

ivabradine food

Applies to: ivabradine

Do not consume grapefruit or grapefruit juice during treatment with ivabradine. Grapefruit juice can significantly increase the blood levels and effects of ivabradine, which may result in excessive slowing of heart rate or other conduction disturbances. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Let your doctor know if you experience significant decreases in heart rate or symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, or low blood pressure. Also seek medical attention if you develop heart palpitations, chest pressure, or worsened shortness of breath, as these may be symptoms of atrial fibrillation caused by ivabradine. 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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Minor

clarithromycin food

Applies to: clarithromycin

Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.

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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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