Drug interactions between lithium and Vraylar
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: lithium and Vraylar (cariprazine)
Using lithium together with cariprazine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. Rarely, a syndrome consisting of weakness, lethargy, fever, tremors, confusion, abnormal muscle movements, and increased white blood cells and other lab values has also been reported during combined use of these medications. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. 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: lithium
Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of lithium such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with lithium. Do not use more than the recommended dose of lithium, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.
Applies to: Vraylar (cariprazine)
Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.
GENERALLY AVOID: Grapefruit juice may increase the plasma concentrations of cariprazine. The proposed mechanism is inhibition of CYP450 3A4-mediated metabolism of cariprazine by certain compounds present in grapefruit. When cariprazine (0.5 mg/day) was coadministered with the potent CYP450 3A4 inhibitor, ketoconazole (400 mg/day), cariprazine peak plasma concentration (Cmax) and systemic exposure (AUC) increased by approximately 3.5- and 4-fold, respectively, while Cmax and AUC of DDCAR increased by approximately 1.5-fold each. The Cmax and AUC of another active metabolite, desmethyl cariprazine (DCAR), decreased by approximately one-third. The interaction has not been studied with grapefruit juice. In general, the effect of grapefruit juice is concentration-, dose- and preparation-dependent, and can vary widely among brands. Certain preparations of grapefruit juice (e.g., high dose, double strength) have sometimes demonstrated potent inhibition of CYP450 3A4, while other preparations (e.g., low dose, single strength) have typically demonstrated moderate inhibition. Increased exposure to cariprazine may increase the risk of adverse effects such as extrapyramidal symptoms, cognitive and motor impairment, hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, weight gain, orthostatic hypotension, leucopenia, neutropenia, seizures, and dysphagia.
MANAGEMENT: Patients should avoid the consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice during treatment with cariprazine.
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
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.