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Drug interactions between entecavir and orlistat

Results for the following 2 drugs:
entecavir
orlistat

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

orlistat entecavir

Applies to: orlistat and entecavir

Due to the gastrointestinal effects of orlistat, there is concern that it may interfere with the absorption of some HIV medications and make them less effective in treating the virus. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns. 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

entecavir food

Applies to: entecavir

You may experience reduced absorption of entecavir in the presence of food. Take entecavir on an empty stomach 2 hours before or 2 hours after a meal unless otherwise directed by your doctor. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. It is important to take entecavir regularly to get the most benefit.

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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

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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