Drug interactions between sildenafil and Tracleer
Interactions between your drugs
sildenafil ↔ bosentan
Applies to:sildenafil and Tracleer (bosentan)
Using sildenafil together with bosentan can alter the blood levels and effects of both medications. Specifically, sildenafil levels may decrease, which may make the medication less effective in treating your condition. At the same time, bosentan levels may become elevated, and you may have an increased risk of side effects such as fluid retention, anemia, low blood pressure, and liver problems. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist 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 by your doctor to safely use both medications. You should seek immediate medical attention if you develop fever, chills, joint pain or swelling, unusual bleeding or bruising, skin rash, itching, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dark colored urine, light colored stools, and/or yellowing of the skin or eyes, as these may be signs and symptoms of liver damage related to the use of bosentan. 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: sildenafil
If you are receiving therapy with sildenafil you should avoid the regular consumption of large amounts of grapefruits and grapefruit juice. Grapefruit can raise the levels of sildenafil in your body and delay the time it takes for the medication to work. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet 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.
Agents for pulmonary hypertension
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'agents for pulmonary hypertension' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'agents for pulmonary hypertension' category:
- bosentan (active ingredient in Tracleer (bosentan))
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.