Drug Interactions between Diacomit and Kalydeco
This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:
- Diacomit (stiripentol)
- Kalydeco (ivacaftor)
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: Diacomit (stiripentol) and Kalydeco (ivacaftor)
Using stiripentol together with ivacaftor may alter the blood levels of both medications. Specifically, the blood levels of stiripentol may increase, which may lead to increased side effects such as loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, difficulty concentrating, impaired muscle coordination, muscle weakness, tremor, speech problems, and low white blood cell and platelet counts (which can increase the risk of infection and bleeding). At the same time, stiripentol may have varying effects on other medications, which may result in increased or decreased blood levels. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact, or you may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both 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: Diacomit (stiripentol)
Stiripentol should be taken during a meal to help with its absorption; however, it should not be taken with milk, dairy products (e.G., yogurt, soft cream cheese), fruit juice, or carbonated (fizzy) beverages. Also avoid or limit the use of alcohol because it can increase side effects of stiripentol such as dizziness and drowsiness. Patients should not engage in activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until they know how the medication affects them. Food and beverages that may contain caffeine or theophylline such as colas, chocolate, coffee, tea, or energy drinks should also be avoided, since stiripentol may affect the clearance of these substances from the body. Some medications may also contain caffeine, so check product labels to verify the ingredients before taking, or ask a pharmacist or other healthcare provider for assistance. 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: Kalydeco (ivacaftor)
Ivacaftor should be taken with fat-containing foods such as eggs, avocados, nuts, meat, butter, peanut butter, cheese pizza, and whole-milk dairy products to help with its absorption. Do not consume grapefruit juice or any food that contains grapefruit or Seville oranges during treatment with ivacaftor unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Grapefruit juice can significantly increase the blood levels of ivacaftor. This may increase the risk and/or severity of serious side effects such as liver damage. Call your doctor immediately if you have fever, chills, joint pain or swelling, unusual bleeding or bruising, skin rash, itching, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, pale stools, 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
|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 interaction information available.|
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