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Drug Interactions between Fasenra and fexinidazole

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benralizumab fexinidazole

Applies to: Fasenra (benralizumab) and fexinidazole

Before starting fexinidazole, let your doctor know if you are currently receiving treatment with benralizumab. Combining these medications can also increase the risk of serious infections. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. Because fexinidazole can remain in your blood after the last dose, interactions with other drugs may occur for some time even after you have stopped taking it. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop signs and symptoms of infection such as fever, chills, diarrhea, sore throat, muscle aches, shortness of breath, blood in phlegm, weight loss, red or inflamed skin, body sores, and pain or burning during urination. 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


fexinidazole food

Applies to: fexinidazole

Food can enhance the levels of fexinidazole in your body. To ensure maximal oral absorption, fexinidazole should be administered with or immediately after the main meal of the day. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Use of herbal medicines and supplements during treatment with fexinidazole should be avoided. Grapefruit or grapefruit juice should not be consumed during treatment with fexinidazole. Grapefruit juice can significantly increase the blood levels and effects of fexinidazole, which can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious and potentially life-threatening, although it is a rare side effect. You may be more susceptible if you have a heart condition called congenital long QT syndrome, other cardiac diseases, conduction abnormalities, or electrolyte disturbances (for example, magnesium or potassium loss due to severe or prolonged diarrhea or vomiting). You should seek immediate medical attention if you develop sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, shortness of breath, or heart palpitations during treatment with these medications, whether together or alone. Consumption of alcoholic beverages or products containing alcohol or propylene glycol during treatment with fexinidazole 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 fexinidazole should avoid using any products containing alcohol or propylene glycol during and for at least 48 hours 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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Therapeutic duplication warnings

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Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

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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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