Drug interactions between colchicine and simvastatin
Interactions between your drugs
colchicine ↔ simvastatin
Applies to:colchicine and simvastatin
Talk to your doctor before using colchicine together with simvastatin. Combining these medications may increase the risk of a rare but serious and potentially fatal condition that affects your muscles and kidneys. The risk is greatest if you are elderly or have preexisting kidney disease. If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use both medications. Let your doctor know if you experience abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, weakness, fatigue, and/or numbness or tingling in your hands and feet during treatment with these 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: colchicine
Drinking large amounts of grapefruit juice can increase your blood levels of colchicine to dangerous levels. You should avoid the consumption of grapefruit or grapefruit juice during treatment with colchicine. Let your doctor know if you experience abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, muscle pain, weakness, fatigue, and/or numbness or tingling in your hands and feet, as these may be early symptoms of colchicine toxicity.
Applies to: simvastatin
Grapefruit juice can significantly increase the blood levels of simvastatin. This can increase the risk of side effects such as liver damage and a rare but serious condition called rhabdomyolysis that involves the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue. In some cases, rhabdomyolysis can cause kidney damage and even death. You should avoid the consumption of grapefruit or grapefruit juice during treatment with simvastatin. Let your doctor know immediately if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness during treatment, especially if these symptoms are accompanied by fever or dark colored urine. You should also seek immediate medical attention 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. 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
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.