Drug interactions between olaparib and rucaparib
Interactions between your drugs
- Olaparib is in the drug class PARP inhibitors.
- Olaparib is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
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.
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.
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:
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.