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Drug Interactions between HiDex and trabectedin

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

  • HiDex (dexamethasone)
  • trabectedin

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Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

dexamethasone trabectedin

Applies to: HiDex (dexamethasone) and trabectedin

Dexamethasone may reduce the blood levels of trabectedin, which may make the medication less effective in some patients. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact, or you may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. 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

Moderate

trabectedin food

Applies to: trabectedin

Do not consume grapefruit or grapefruit juice during treatment with trabectedin, as it may increase blood levels of the medication. This can increase the risk and/or severity of side effects such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, liver problems, heart muscle problems (e.G., heart failure), and impaired bone marrow function resulting in low numbers of different types of blood cells. You may be more likely to develop anemia, bleeding problems, and infections because of low blood cell counts. In addition, your may have an increased risk of developing a rare but serious condition called rhabdomyolysis that involves the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue. In some cases, rhabdomyolysis can cause kidney damage and even death. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Let your doctor know immediately if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness during treatment with trabectedin, especially if these symptoms are accompanied by fever or dark colored urine. You should also seek immediate medical attention if you develop fever, chills, joint pain or swelling, unusual bleeding or bruising, skin rash, itching, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dark colored urine, and/or yellowing of the skin or eyes, as these may be signs and symptoms of liver damage. Avoid excessive use of alcohol, as it may add to the effects of trabectedin on the liver. 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

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.

Further information

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