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Drug interactions between ivabradine and verapamil

Results for the following 2 drugs:
ivabradine
verapamil

Interactions between your drugs

Major

verapamil ↔ ivabradine

Applies to:verapamil and ivabradine

Verapamil may significantly increase the blood levels and effects of ivabradine, which may result in excessive slowing of heart rate or other conduction disturbances. 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. Let your doctor know if you experience significant decreases in heart rate or symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, or low blood pressure. Also seek medical attention if you develop heart palpitations, chest pressure, or worsened shortness of breath, as these may be symptoms of atrial fibrillation caused by ivabradine. 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

Major

ivabradine food

Applies to: ivabradine

Do not consume grapefruit or grapefruit juice during treatment with ivabradine. Grapefruit juice can significantly increase the blood levels and effects of ivabradine, which may result in excessive slowing of heart rate or other conduction disturbances. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Let your doctor know if you experience significant decreases in heart rate or symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, or low blood pressure. Also seek medical attention if you develop heart palpitations, chest pressure, or worsened shortness of breath, as these may be symptoms of atrial fibrillation caused by ivabradine. 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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Moderate

verapamil food

Applies to: 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.

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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.
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 information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

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