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Drug Interactions between Lipitor and somapacitan-beco

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

  • Lipitor (atorvastatin)
  • somapacitan-beco

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Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

atorvastatin somapacitan

Applies to: Lipitor (atorvastatin) and somapacitan-beco

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

MONITOR: Coadministration with human growth hormone may decrease the plasma concentrations of drugs that are metabolized by CYP450 3A4. Data from an interaction study performed in growth hormone deficient adults suggest that growth hormone (somatropin) administration can increase the clearance of compounds known to be metabolized by cytochrome P450 isoenzymes, especially CYP450 3A4. The clinical significance is unknown.

MANAGEMENT: Caution is advised when human growth hormone is used concurrently with drugs that are known CYP450 3A4 substrates, particularly those with a narrow therapeutic range. Dosage adjustments as well as clinical and laboratory monitoring may be appropriate for some drugs whenever human growth hormone is added to or withdrawn from therapy.

References

  1. "Product Information. Zorbtive (somatropin)." Serono Laboratories Inc, Rockland, MA.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Humatrope (somatropin)." Lilly, Eli and Company, Indianapolis, IN.
  4. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
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Drug and food interactions

Moderate

atorvastatin food

Applies to: Lipitor (atorvastatin)

Grapefruit juice can increase the blood levels of atorvastatin. This can increase the risk of side effects such as liver damage and a rare but serious condition called rhabdomyolysis that involves the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue. In some cases, rhabdomyolysis can cause kidney damage and even death. You should limit your consumption of grapefruit juice to no more than 1 quart per day during treatment with atorvastatin. Let your doctor know immediately if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness during treatment, especially if these symptoms are accompanied by fever or dark colored urine. You should also seek immediate medical attention if you develop fever, chills, joint pain or swelling, unusual bleeding or bruising, skin rash, itching, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dark colored urine, and/or yellowing of the skin or eyes, as these may be signs and symptoms of liver damage. 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 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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