Drug interactions between telbivudine and tenofovir
Interactions between your drugs
tenofovir ↔ telbivudine
Applies to:tenofovir and telbivudine
Tenofovir 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: tenofovir
Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.
For clinical details see professional interaction data.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.
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 information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
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