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Acalabrutinib and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with acalabrutinib.


Acalabrutinib Food

Major Food Interaction

Acalabrutinib may be taken with or without food. However, consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice can increase the blood levels of acalabrutinib. This may increase side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hemorrhage, development of other cancers, abnormal heart rhythm, and impaired bone marrow function resulting in low numbers of different types of blood cells. You may also be more likely to develop anemia, bleeding problems, or infections due to low blood cell counts. You should avoid the consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice during treatment with acalabrutinib. Be sure to take the medication at approximately the same time(s) every day to maintain consistent blood levels and effects. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. 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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Acalabrutinib drug interactions

There are 483 drug interactions with acalabrutinib.

Acalabrutinib disease interactions

There are 5 disease interactions with acalabrutinib which include:

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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.

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