Bedaquiline and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with bedaquiline:
bedaquiline ↔ food
Moderate Food Interaction
Food significantly increases the absorption of bedaquiline. Therefore, you should take each dose of bedaquiline with food. Taking it on an empty stomach may lead to inadequate blood levels and reduced effectiveness of the medication in treating tuberculosis. Avoid alcohol during treatment with bedaquiline, as it may increase the risk of liver damage. You should seek immediate medical attention if you develop signs and symptoms of liver damage such as fever, chills, joint pain or swelling, unusual bleeding or bruising, skin rash, itching, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dark colored urine, light colored stools, and yellowing of the skin or eyes. 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.
Bedaquiline drug interactions
There are 727 drug interactions with bedaquiline
Bedaquiline disease interactions
There are 5 disease interactions with bedaquiline 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 information available.|
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