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Drug Interactions between sonidegib and vismodegib

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

  • sonidegib
  • vismodegib

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Interactions between your drugs

No interactions were found between sonidegib and vismodegib. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.


A total of 146 drugs are known to interact with sonidegib.


A total of 58 drugs are known to interact with vismodegib.

Drug and food interactions


sonidegib food

Applies to: sonidegib

Sonidegib should be taken on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. The presence of food can significantly increase the absorption of sonidegib into the blood stream. This may increase side effects such as muscle spasms, muscle pain, muscle weakness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, hair loss, itching, and taste abnormalities. You may also have an increased risk of developing a rare but serious condition called rhabdomyolysis that involves the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue. In some cases, rhabdomyolysis can cause kidney damage and even death. Let your doctor know immediately if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness during treatment with sonidegib, especially if these symptoms are accompanied by fever or dark colored urine. Grapefruit juice may also increase the blood levels of sonidegib and should be avoided. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

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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.


Hedgehog pathway inhibitors

Therapeutic duplication

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

  • sonidegib
  • vismodegib

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.