Drug Interactions between Sandimmune and Tyzeka
This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:
- Sandimmune (cyclosporine)
- Tyzeka (telbivudine)
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: Sandimmune (cyclosporine) and Tyzeka (telbivudine)
CycloSPORINE can affect kidney function and may increase the blood levels and effects of telbivudine when used together. You may be more likely to develop serious side effects of telbivudine including liver, muscle, and nerve problems. Contact your doctor if you develop skin rash or itching; loss of appetite; abdominal pain; nausea; vomiting; dark colored urine; yellowing of the skin or eyes; unexplained muscle aches, pain, tenderness, or weakness; difficulty walking; or numbness, burning or tingling in your hands and feet. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. You should seek immediate medical attention if you experience extreme tiredness or weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness, muscle pain, difficulty breathing, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and/or a fast or irregular heart beat, as these may be signs and symptoms of a serious medical condition known as lactic acidosis that can sometimes occur during treatment with medications like telbivudine. 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: Sandimmune (cyclosporine)
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice can increase the levels of cycloSPORINE in your body and should generally not be consumed during treatment. High blood levels of cycloSPORINE can lead to increased risk of serious side effects on kidney, liver, and nervous system functions. If you regularly consume grapefruits or grapefruit juice, you should be monitored for side effects and/or changes in cycloSPORINE levels. However, do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor. You should also take cycloSPORINE on a consistent schedule with regard to time of day and relation to meals. Let your doctor know if you experience fever, rash, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), decreased urination, excessive thirst, swelling, weight gain, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, headache, blurred vision, numbness/burning/tingling in the hand and feet, tremors, or convulsions, as they may be symptoms caused by excessive effects of cycloSPORINE.
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 interaction information available.|
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