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Drug Interactions between Herzuma and natalizumab

This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:

  • Herzuma (trastuzumab)
  • natalizumab

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trastuzumab natalizumab

Applies to: Herzuma (trastuzumab) and natalizumab

Using natalizumab together with trastuzumab, or using them sequentially with little to no time in between, may increase the risk of serious and potentially life-threatening infections. Of particular concern is an infection known as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), which is a rare but serious viral infection of the brain that may lead to disability and death. If you are currently being treated or have recently been treated with trastuzumab, you may not be able to use natalizumab, or you may require close monitoring and special tests by your doctor to minimize the risk of infection during treatment. Let your doctor know 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. Also seek immediate medical attention if you experience progressive weakness on one side of the body, clumsiness of limbs, disturbance of vision, confusion, or changes in thinking, memory and personality, as these may be early symptoms of PML. 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

No interactions were found. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.

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.

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