Drug interactions between gemcitabine and lapatinib
| Results for the following 2 drugs:
Interactions between your drugs
There were no interactions found in our database between gemcitabine and lapatinib. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
A total of 200 drugs (543 brand and generic names) are known to interact with gemcitabine.
- Gemcitabine is in the drug class antimetabolites.
- Gemcitabine is used to treat the following conditions:
A total of 659 drugs (2853 brand and generic names) are known to interact with lapatinib.
Drug and food interactions
Take lapatinib on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 1 hour after a meal unless otherwise directed by your doctor. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. The lapatinib dose is administered once daily and should not be divided. The usual dose of lapatinib is equal to 5 tablets. You may swallow each tablet one at a time, but take the entire lapatinib dose at the same time each day. If you are receiving therapy with lapatinib you should be advised to avoid grapefruits and grapefruit juice. Grapefruit can raise the levels of lapatinib in your body and lead to dangerous side effects.
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Therapeutic duplication warnings
No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.
Drug Interaction Classification
The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
||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 information available.
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
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