Drug interactions between everolimus and tacrolimus
Interactions between your drugs
- Everolimus is in the following drug classes: mTOR inhibitors, selective immunosuppressants.
- Everolimus is used to treat the following conditions:
- Tacrolimus is a member of the drug class calcineurin inhibitors.
- Tacrolimus is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: everolimus
Grapefruit juice can increase the blood levels and effects of everolimus. You should not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruits during your treatment with everolimus. Orange juice is not expected to interact.
Applies to: tacrolimus
Tacrolimus should be taken on a consistent schedule before or after you eat at the same times each day. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may increase the amount of tacrolimus in your body. This can lead to potentially dangerous side effects and should be avoided. If you are already consuming grapefruit products, do not increase or decrease the amount of these products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'macrolide immunosuppressants' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'macrolide immunosuppressants' category:
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.