Drug interactions between Isoptin SR and riociguat
|Isoptin SR (verapamil)|
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: Isoptin SR (verapamil) and riociguat
Verapamil may increase the blood levels of riociguat. You may be more likely to experience serious side effects such as low blood pressure and bleeding. The risk of other side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, headache, flushing, palpitation, nasal congestion, upset stomach, and constipation may also increase. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. 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.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Isoptin SR (verapamil)
You may take verapamil with or without food, but take it the same way every time. You should avoid consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice as much as possible during treatment with verapamil. If you have been regularly consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice with verapamil, do not increase or decrease the amounts of these products in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Grapefruit juice can increase the blood levels and effects of verapamil. Contact your doctor if you experience sudden, unexplained weight gain; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; chest pain; or difficulty breathing. Avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you, and use caution when getting up from a sitting or lying position. 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.
Applies to: riociguat
Chemical substances present in cigarette smoke may reduce the blood levels of riociguat. This means that the medication may be less effective if you smoke during treatment. Let your doctor know if you are a smoker, or if you start smoking or stop smoking during treatment with riociguat, because the dosage may need to be adjusted. 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.
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
|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 interaction information available.|
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