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Drug Interactions between olaparib and rucaparib

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

  • olaparib
  • rucaparib

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Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

olaparib rucaparib

Applies to: olaparib and rucaparib

Rucaparib may increase the blood levels of olaparib. In some cases, this can increase the risk and/or severity of side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, loss of appetite, abdominal pain or discomfort, lung problems, and impaired bone marrow function resulting in low numbers of different types of blood cells. You may also be more likely to develop anemia, bleeding problems, or infections due to low blood cell counts. 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 contact your doctor if you develop paleness, fatigue, dizziness, fainting, unusual bruising or bleeding, 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. 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

olaparib food

Applies to: olaparib

Do not consume grapefruit, grapefruit juice, or Seville oranges during treatment with olaparib. Doing so can significantly increase the blood levels of olaparib and increase the risk and/or severity of side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, loss of appetite, abdominal pain or discomfort, lung problems, and impaired bone marrow function resulting in low numbers of different types of blood cells. You may also be more likely to develop anemia, bleeding problems, or infections due to low blood cell counts. 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.

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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.

Duplication

Parp inhibitors

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'PARP inhibitors' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'PARP inhibitors' category:

  • olaparib
  • rucaparib

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

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

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.