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Emcyt (estramustine) and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Emcyt (estramustine) which include:

Moderate

estramustine food

Moderate Food Interaction

Food and milk may decrease the levels of estramustine in your body. It is recommended that estramustine be taken at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Estramustine should not be taken with milk or calcium containing products.

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Major

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility

estramustine - hypertension

The risk of myocardial infarction and strokes, including those associated with estrogen use, may be increased in patients with hypertension. Moreover, estramustine may elevate blood pressure and worsen the hypertension, thus compounding the risk. Therapy with estramustine should be administered cautiously in patients with preexisting hypertension. Patients should be monitored for changes in cardiovascular status, and their antihypertensive regimen adjusted as necessary.

References

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  6. Jick H, Dinan B, Rothman KJ "Noncontraceptive estrogens and nonfatal myocardial infarction." JAMA 239 (1978): 1407-8
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Emcyt (estramustine) drug interactions

There are 115 drug interactions with Emcyt (estramustine)

Emcyt (estramustine) disease interactions

There are 9 disease interactions with Emcyt (estramustine) which include:

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.

Further information

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