Drug interactions between dexamethasone and Zytiga
Interactions between your drugs
There were no interactions found in our database between dexamethasone and Zytiga - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Dexamethasone is in the drug class glucocorticoids.
- Dexamethasone is used to treat the following conditions:
- Addison's Disease
- Adrenal Insufficiency
- Adrenocortical Insufficiency
- Adrenogenital Syndrome
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Aphthous Ulcer
- Aspiration Pneumonia
- Asthma, acute
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
- Cerebral Edema
- Crohn's Disease, Acute
- Cushing's Syndrome
- Dermatitis Herpetiformis
- Epicondylitis, Tennis Elbow
- Evan's Syndrome
- Gouty Arthritis
- Hemolytic Anemia
- Hypercalcemia of Malignancy
- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Inflammatory Conditions
- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Loeffler's Syndrome
- Meningitis, Haemophilus influenzae
- Meningitis, Listeriosis
- Meningitis, Meningococcal
- Meningitis, Pneumococcal
- Mountain Sickness / Altitude Sickness
- Multiple Myeloma
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Mycosis Fungoides
- Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
- Plaque Psoriasis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Pulmonary Tuberculosis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
- Transverse Myelitis
- Tuberculous Meningitis
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Uveitis, Posterior
- Zytiga is a member of the drug class miscellaneous antineoplastics.
- Zytiga is used to treat Prostate Cancer.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Zytiga (abiraterone)
Taking abiraterone with food increases the amount of medicine that gets absorbed by the body. This may increase the risk of side effects such as high blood pressure, water retention, and a condition called hypokalemia (low blood potassium), which in severe cases can lead to muscle weakness, paralysis, breathing and swallowing difficulties (due to muscle paralysis), and irregular heart rhythm. You should take abiraterone once a day on an empty stomach. No food should be eaten for at least two hours before and one hour after taking abiraterone. Let your doctor know if you experience nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal cramping, confusion, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, muscle weakness, muscle cramps, numbness or tingling, rapid heart beat, chest pain, and/or swelling in the legs or feet, as these may be symptoms of hypokalemia or excessive effects of abiraterone. 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 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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