Asciminib and Alcohol/Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with asciminib.
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.
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.
- "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
|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 interaction information available.|
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