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Cabozantinib and Alcohol/Food Interactions

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


cabozantinib food

Moderate Food Interaction

Cabozantinib should be taken on an empty stomach, one hour before or two hours after a meal. Do not consume grapefruit, grapefruit juice, or any supplements that contain grapefruit extract during treatment with cabozantinib unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Grapefruit juice can increase the blood levels of cabozantinib. You may be more likely to experience side effects such as nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; loss of appetite; weight loss; mouth sores; abdominal pain; skin rash (primarily on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet); delayed wound healing; high blood pressure; and impaired bone marrow function resulting in low numbers of different types of blood cells, which can increase the risk of bleeding problems and infections. 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

cabozantinib - hypertension

The use of cabozantinib causes hypertension. Blood pressure should be well-controlled prior to initiating cabozantinib and monitored 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. Discontinue cabozantinib therapy for severe hypertension that cannot be controlled with anti-hypertensive therapy and if there is evidence of hypertensive crisis or severe hypertension despite optimal medical management. Close monitoring is recommended.


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Cabozantinib drug interactions

There are 478 drug interactions with cabozantinib.

Cabozantinib disease interactions

There are 8 disease interactions with cabozantinib 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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