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Drug interactions between encorafenib and SenoSol-X

Results for the following 2 drugs:
encorafenib
SenoSol-X (senna)

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

senna encorafenib

Applies to: SenoSol-X (senna) and encorafenib

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

MONITOR: Bowel cleansing as well as overuse of certain laxatives may cause electrolyte loss and increase the risk of torsade de pointes ventricular arrhythmia in patients treated with drugs that prolong the QT interval. Electrolyte disturbances including hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia have been reported with laxative abuse and are known risk factors for torsade de pointes associated with QT interval prolongation.

MANAGEMENT: Patients treated with drugs that prolong the QT interval should exercise caution when self-medicating with laxatives. The recommended dosage and duration of use should not be exceeded. Patients treated with lactulose for more than six months should be monitored periodically for electrolyte imbalance. Patients should be advised to seek prompt medical attention if they experience symptoms that could indicate the occurrence of torsade de pointes such as dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, palpitation, irregular heart rhythm, shortness of breath, or syncope.

References

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  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
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Drug and food interactions

Major

encorafenib food

Applies to: encorafenib

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

GENERALLY AVOID: Coadministration with potent or moderate inhibitors of CYP450 3A4 may significantly increase the plasma concentrations of encorafenib, which is primarily metabolized by the isoenzyme. When a single 50 mg dose of encorafenib (equivalent to 0.1 times the recommended dose) was administered with posaconazole, a potent CYP450 3A4 inhibitor, encorafenib peak plasma concentration (Cmax) increased by 68% and systemic exposure (AUC) increased by 3-fold. When the same dose of encorafenib was administered with diltiazem, a moderate CYP450 3A4 inhibitor, encorafenib Cmax increased by 45% and AUC increased by 2-fold. Increased exposure to encorafenib may increase the risk of serious and life-threatening adverse effects such as hemorrhage, uveitis, QT prolongation, hepatotoxicity, dermatologic reactions, and new malignancies.

MANAGEMENT: Concomitant use of encorafenib with grapefruit or grapefruit juice should generally be avoided. If coadministration is required, the manufacturer recommends reducing the encorafenib dose to one-third of the dose used prior to addition of a potent CYP450 3A4 inhibitor or one-half of the dose used prior to addition of a moderate CYP450 3A4 inhibitor. After the inhibitor has been discontinued for 3 to 5 elimination half-lives, the encorafenib dose that was taken prior to initiating the inhibitor may be resumed.

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.

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