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Everolimus and Alcohol/Food Interactions

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

Moderate

everolimus food

Moderate Food Interaction

Grapefruit juice can increase the blood levels and effects of everolimus. You should not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruits during your treatment with everolimus. Orange juice is not expected to interact.

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Moderate

High Cholesterol (Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hypertriglyceridemia, Sitosterolemia)

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

mTOR inhibitors - cholesterol

Elevations in cholesterol and triglyceride levels have been reported in patients taking inhibitors of mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin). Monitoring of fasting lipid profile is recommended prior to the start of therapy and periodically thereafter. Clinicians should achieve control of lipid levels before initiating therapy with these agents.

References

  1. "Product Information. Torisel (temsirolimus)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories (2007):
  2. "Product Information. Afinitor (everolimus)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals (2009):

Everolimus drug interactions

There are 459 drug interactions with everolimus.

Everolimus disease interactions

There are 8 disease interactions with everolimus 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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