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Drug interactions between Mavyret and tacrolimus

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Mavyret (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir)
tacrolimus

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

tacrolimus ↔ glecaprevir

Applies to:tacrolimus and Mavyret (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir)

Glecaprevir may increase the blood levels of tacrolimus. In some cases, this can increase the risk of serious side effects such as kidney problems, diabetes, nervous system disorders, hyperkalemia (high potassium levels in the blood), high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythm, heart failure, infections, and various types of malignancies including lymphoma and skin cancer. You may need a dose adjustment if you have been taking tacrolimus and are starting treatment with glecaprevir. Contact your doctor if you develop signs and symptoms of infection such as fever, chills, diarrhea, sore throat, muscle aches, shortness of breath, blood in phlegm, weight loss, red or inflamed skin, body sores, and pain or burning during urination. Also seek medical attention if you experience frequent urination, increased hunger or thirst, loss of appetite, confusion, tremor, numbness or tingling, seizures, vision changes, sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and chest pain. 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

Moderate

tacrolimus food

Applies to: tacrolimus

Tacrolimus should be taken on a consistent schedule before or after you eat at the same times each day. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may increase the amount of tacrolimus in your body. This can lead to potentially dangerous side effects and should be avoided. If you are already consuming grapefruit products, do not increase or decrease the amount of these products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.

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Moderate

glecaprevir food

Applies to: Mavyret (glecaprevir / pibrentasvir)

Food may help the absorption of glecaprevir. You should take this medication with food as directed.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
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 information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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