Drug Interactions between Esbriet and Kalydeco
This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:
- Esbriet (pirfenidone)
- Kalydeco (ivacaftor)
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: Kalydeco (ivacaftor) and Esbriet (pirfenidone)
Ivacaftor may increase the blood levels and effects of pirfenidone. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects. 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: 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.
Applies to: Esbriet (pirfenidone)
Pirfenidone should be taken with food to help reduce dizziness and gastrointestinal side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and upset stomach. Avoid smoking during treatment, as cigarette smoking can reduce the blood levels and effects of pirfenidone. If you are a smoker, you should try to quit smoking before starting treatment. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns, or need help in finding a smoking cessation program. You should also avoid consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking pirfenidone, as it may increase blood levels of the medication and lead to more side effects. 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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