Drug interactions between Korlym and Mifeprex
Interactions between your drugs
- Korlym is in the following drug classes: progesterone receptor modulators, uterotonic agents.
- Korlym is used to treat Cushing's Syndrome.
- Mifeprex is a member of the following drug classes: progesterone receptor modulators, uterotonic agents.
- Mifeprex is used to treat Abortion.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Korlym (mifepristone), Mifeprex (mifepristone)
Food increases the blood levels of this medication. If you are only receiving one or two doses, you may take it without regard to meals. However, if you are receiving the medication for long-term treatment, you should take it with food at the same time everyday to maintain consistent blood levels and effects. Avoid consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice during treatment, as it may increase blood levels of the medication to undesirable levels and increase the risk of side effects, including headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, cramping, diarrhea, hypokalemia (low blood potassium), fluid retention, swelling, and high blood pressure. 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.
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.
Progesterone receptor modulators
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'progesterone receptor modulators' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'progesterone receptor modulators' category:
- mifepristone (active ingredient in Korlym (mifepristone))
- mifepristone (active ingredient in Mifeprex (mifepristone))
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.