Drug interactions between clarithromycin and pomalidomide
Interactions between your drugs
clarithromycin ↔ pomalidomide
Applies to:clarithromycin and pomalidomide
Talk to your doctor before using pomalidomide together with clarithromycin. Combining these medications may increase the blood levels and effects of pomalidomide. This can increase the risk of side effects such as dizziness, confusion, nerve damage, blood clots, and impaired bone marrow function resulting in low numbers of different types of blood cells. You may also be more likely to develop anemia, bleeding problems, or infections due to low blood cell counts. Contact your doctor if you experience any unusual bleeding or bruising; pain, numbness, burning, or tingling in your hands and feet; or potential signs and symptoms of infection such as fever, chills, diarrhea, sore throat, muscle aches, shortness of breath, blood in phlegm, weight loss, red or inflamed skin, body sores, and pain or burning during urination. You should also seek immediate medical attention if you experience potential signs and symptoms of blood clots such as chest pain; shortness of breath; coughing up blood; blood in the urine; sudden loss of vision; and pain, redness, or swelling in your arm or leg. 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: pomalidomide
If you are a smoker, you should be aware that cigarette smoking may reduce the blood levels and effects of pomalidomide. Talk to your health care professional if you have any questions or concerns. Pomalidomide should be taken with water the same time everyday on an empty stomach, at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after a meal. 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.
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.
For clinical details see professional interaction data.
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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