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Veltassa (patiromer) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Veltassa (patiromer):

Major

patiromer ↔ food

Major Food Interaction

Patiromer may bind to many different oral medications in the gastrointestinal tract and reduce their absorption into the blood stream. The effectiveness of some oral medications may be decreased when taken with patiromer. To minimize the possibility of interaction, it is recommended that you separate the dosing times of patiromer and any oral medication you take by at least six hours. Talk to your doctor if you are unable to do so or if you have other questions or concerns. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact. 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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Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.

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.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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