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Drug Interactions between emtricitabine / lopinavir / ritonavir / tenofovir and Noritate

This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:

  • emtricitabine/lopinavir/ritonavir/tenofovir
  • Noritate (metronidazole topical)

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Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

metroNIDAZOLE topical ritonavir

Applies to: Noritate (metronidazole topical) and emtricitabine / lopinavir / ritonavir / tenofovir

The following interaction applies only if you are receiving ritonavir capsules, ritonavir oral solution, lopinavir-ritonavir oral solution, and tipranavir capsules:

Certain formulations of ritonavir, lopinavir-ritonavir, and tipranavir contain alcohol. Consumption of alcoholic beverages or products containing alcohol or propylene glycol during treatment with metroNIDAZOLE topical may occasionally trigger a reaction in some patients similar to the disulfiram reaction, which includes unpleasant effects such as flushing, throbbing in head and neck, throbbing headache, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, sweating, thirst, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, palpitation, low blood pressure, dizziness, lightheadedness, blurred vision, and confusion. Rarely, more severe reactions may include abnormal heart rhythm, heart attack, heart failure, unconsciousness, convulsions, and even death. Patients treated with metroNIDAZOLE topical should avoid using any products containing alcohol or propylene glycol during and for at least 3 days until after completion of therapy. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. 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.

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Drug and food interactions

Moderate

metroNIDAZOLE topical food

Applies to: Noritate (metronidazole topical)

Consumption of alcoholic beverages or products containing alcohol or propylene glycol during treatment with metroNIDAZOLE topical may occasionally trigger a reaction in some patients similar to the disulfiram reaction, which includes unpleasant effects such as flushing, throbbing in head and neck, throbbing headache, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, sweating, thirst, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, palpitation, low blood pressure, dizziness, lightheadedness, blurred vision, and confusion. Rarely, more severe reactions may include abnormal heart rhythm, heart attack, heart failure, unconsciousness, convulsions, and even death. Patients treated with metroNIDAZOLE topical should avoid using any products containing alcohol or propylene glycol during and for up to 3 days until after completion of therapy. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. 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.

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Moderate

ritonavir food

Applies to: emtricitabine / lopinavir / ritonavir / tenofovir

Ritonavir should be taken with food to lessen gastrointestinal side effects. It is important that you take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change your treatment or stop treatment without first talking to your doctor.

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Moderate

lopinavir food

Applies to: emtricitabine / lopinavir / ritonavir / tenofovir

Food may affect the absorption of lopinavir-ritonavir (brand name Kaletra) depending on whether you are taking the oral solution or the tablet. The oral solution should be taken with food to enhance absorption and help it work better. The tablet formulation can be take with or without food. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. 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.

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Minor

tenofovir food

Applies to: emtricitabine / lopinavir / ritonavir / tenofovir

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.

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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

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor 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.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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