Inlyta and Alcohol/Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Inlyta (axitinib).
Moderate Food Interaction
Do not consume grapefruit or grapefruit juice during treatment with axitinib unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Grapefruit juice can increase the blood levels of axitinib. This may increase the risk and/or severity of side effects such as high blood pressure, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, decreased appetite, weight loss, and rash, itching or peeling of skin on the hands and feet. You may also be more likely to experience less common but more severe side effects such as blood clots (depending on location, can lead to complications such as stroke, heart attack, breathing difficulties, and vision abnormalities); bleeding; liver problems; thyroid problems; tearing (perforation) in the stomach or intestinal wall; and a rare nervous system condition known as reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS). You should seek immediate medical attention if you develop signs and symptoms of these conditions including chest pain or pressure; pain in the arms, back, neck or jaw; swelling; shortness of breath; numbness or weakness on one side of the body; headache; vision changes; seizures, unusual bleeding or bruising; red or black stools; coughing up or vomiting blood or blood clots; and severe stomach or abdominal pain. 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
axitinib - hypertension
The use of axitinib may causes hypertension. Blood pressure should be well-controlled prior to initiating axitinib and treated as needed with standard anti-hypertensive therapy. It is recommended to reduce the dose in case of persistent hypertension despite use of anti-hypertensive medications and to discontinue therapy if hypertension is severe and persistent despite these measures. Discontinuation of therapy should be considered if there is evidence of hypertensive crisis. Close monitoring is recommended.
- "Product Information. Inlyta (axitinib)." Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group (2012):
Inlyta drug interactions
There are 193 drug interactions with Inlyta (axitinib).
Inlyta disease interactions
There are 11 disease interactions with Inlyta (axitinib) which include:
- hemorrhagic events
- cardiac failure
- GI perforation
- hepatic impairment
- renal impairment
- RPL syndrome
- thyroid dysfunction
- lung toxicity
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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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