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Asciminib and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with asciminib.


asciminib food

Moderate Food Interaction

Food may reduce the absorption of asciminib, which may lead to lower blood levels of the medication and possibly reduced effectiveness. You should avoid eating for at least 2 hours before and 1 hour after taking asciminib. 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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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

asciminib - hypertension

The use of asciminib may cause hypertension. Blood pressure should be well-controlled prior to initiating asciminib and treated as needed with standard anti-hypertensive therapy. For persistent hypertension despite anti-hypertensive medications, temporarily withhold, reduce dose, or permanently discontinue therapy, based on the persistence of hypertension.


  1. "Product Information. Scemblix (asciminib)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals (2021):

Asciminib drug interactions

There are 682 drug interactions with asciminib.

Asciminib disease interactions

There are 3 disease interactions with asciminib 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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