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Drug interactions between sirolimus and temsirolimus

Results for the following 2 drugs:
sirolimus
temsirolimus

Interactions between your drugs

Major

sirolimus temsirolimus

Applies to: sirolimus and temsirolimus

Ask your doctor before using sirolimus together with temsirolimus. This can increase the effects of sirolimus. This can cause fever, chills, body aches, fast heart rate, breathing problems, cough, chest tightness, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, weakness, or pain or burning when you urinate. If your doctor prescribes these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use these medications together. 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

sirolimus food

Applies to: sirolimus

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with sirolimus and could lead to potentially dangerous effects. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while you are taking sirolimus. Also, you should preferably take sirolimus at least one hour before eating. If you do take it with food, you should take it each time with food to avoid changes in sirolimus levels. The oral liquid form of sirolimus must be mixed with water or orange juice only. Do not use grapefruit juice to mix this medication.

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Moderate

temsirolimus food

Applies to: temsirolimus

If you are receiving therapy with temsirolimus you should avoid grapefruits and grapefruit juice. Grapefruit can raise the levels of temsirolimus in your body and lead to dangerous side effects. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet 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

Macrolide immunosuppressants

Therapeutic duplication

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

  • sirolimus
  • temsirolimus

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.

Duplication

MTOR inhibitors

Therapeutic duplication

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

  • sirolimus
  • temsirolimus

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

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.

Further information

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

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