Drug interactions between daptomycin and Lipitor
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: Lipitor (atorvastatin) and daptomycin
Before receiving DAPTOmycin, tell your doctor if you are taking atorvastatin. Both of these medications can cause injury to the muscles, and the risk may be increased when they are used together. If your doctor does prescribe DAPTOmycin, you may need to stop taking atorvastatin temporarily while you are being treated with DAPTOmycin, and you may need regular blood tests to monitor for possible muscle damage. Let your doctor know immediately if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness while taking the medications, especially if these symptoms are accompanied by fever or dark colored urine. 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: Lipitor (atorvastatin)
Grapefruit juice can increase the blood levels of atorvastatin. 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 limit your consumption of grapefruit juice to no more than 1 quart per day during treatment with atorvastatin. 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
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
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.