Drug interactions between ixazomib and Velcade
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: Velcade (bortezomib) and ixazomib
Using bortezomib together with ixazomib may increase the risk of nerve damage, which is a potential side effect of both medications. 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 to safely use both medications. Let your doctor know if you develop vision abnormalities or weakness, numbness, pain, burning, and/or tingling in your hands, feet, or limbs. 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: ixazomib
Food may interfere with the absorption of ixazomib, which may lead to lower blood levels of the medication and possibly reduced effectiveness. You should take ixazomib at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating. On days when you take both ixazomib and dexamethasone, make sure you do not take them at the same time, since ixazomib should be taken on an empty stomach while dexamethasone should be taken with food to prevent irritation and injury to the stomach.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'proteasome inhibitors' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'proteasome inhibitors' category:
- Velcade (bortezomib)
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.