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Drug Interactions between Kaletra and selumetinib

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

  • Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir)
  • selumetinib

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Interactions between your drugs

Major

ritonavir selumetinib

Applies to: Kaletra (lopinavir / ritonavir) and selumetinib

Ritonavir may increase the blood levels of selumetinib. This may increase the risk and/or severity of serious side effects such as diarrhea; colitis (inflammation of the colon); skin rashes; cardiomyopathy (a condition that affects the heart muscle and its ability to pump blood); rhabdomyolysis (a rare condition involving the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue that can cause kidney damage and death); and eye problems that can lead to blindness. 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. You should seek prompt medical attention if you experience severe diarrhea; severe skin reactions (rash over a large area of the body, peeling skin, blisters); signs and symptoms of heart trouble (persistent coughing or wheezing, shortness of breath, swelling of ankles and feet, fatigue, increased heart rate); muscle problems (unexplained muscle pain, tenderness or weakness, especially with fever and/or dark colored urine); or vision problems (blurred vision, light sensitivity, dark spots or floaters, vision loss). 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

selumetinib food

Applies to: selumetinib

Selumetinib should be taken on an empty stomach, at least one hour before or two hours after a meal. Do not consume grapefruit, grapefruit juice, or any supplements that contain grapefruit extract during treatment with selumetinib unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Grapefruit juice can increase the blood levels of selumetinib. This may increase the risk and/or severity of serious side effects such as diarrhea; colitis (inflammation of the colon); skin rashes; cardiomyopathy (a condition that affects the heart muscle and its ability to pump blood); rhabdomyolysis (a rare condition involving the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue that can cause kidney damage and death); and eye problems that can lead to blindness. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. You should seek prompt medical attention if you experience severe diarrhea; severe skin reactions (rash over a large area of the body, peeling skin, blisters); signs and symptoms of heart trouble (persistent coughing or wheezing, shortness of breath, swelling of ankles and feet, fatigue, increased heart rate); muscle problems (unexplained muscle pain, tenderness or weakness, especially with fever and/or dark colored urine); or vision problems (blurred vision, light sensitivity, dark spots or floaters, vision loss). 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

lopinavir food

Applies to: Kaletra (lopinavir / ritonavir)

Food may affect the absorption of lopinavir-ritonavir (brand name Kaletra) depending on whether you are taking the oral solution or the tablet. The oral solution should be taken with food to enhance absorption and help it work better. The tablet formulation can be take with or without food. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. 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

ritonavir food

Applies to: Kaletra (lopinavir / ritonavir)

Ritonavir should be taken with food to lessen gastrointestinal side effects. It is important that you take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change your treatment or stop treatment 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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