Ruxolitinib and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with ruxolitinib which include:
ruxolitinib ↔ food
Moderate Food Interaction
Do not consume grapefruit or grapefruit juice during treatment with ruxolitinib unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Grapefruit juice can increase the blood levels of ruxolitinib. This may increase the risk of side effects that affect your bone marrow function, resulting in low numbers of different types of blood cells. You may be more likely to develop anemia, bleeding problems, or infections. Contact your doctor if you experience potential signs and symptoms of these conditions such as paleness, fatigue, dizziness, fainting, unusual bleeding or bruising, fever, chills, sore throat, body aches, or other flu-like symptoms. 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.
High Cholesterol (Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hypertriglyceridemia, Sitosterolemia)
Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility
ruxolitinib - lipid elevations
The use of ruxolitinib may increase total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides. It is recommended to assess lipid parameters approximately 8-12 weeks following initiation of therapy and to monitor and treat per clinical guidelines for the management of hyperlipidemia. Care should be exercised when using this agent in patients with lipids disorders.
ruxolitinib drug Interactions
There are 391 drug interactions with ruxolitinib
ruxolitinib disease Interactions
There are 9 disease interactions with ruxolitinib which include:
- Lung Toxicity
- Hepatic Impairment
- Hepatitis B
- Lipid Elevations
- Renal Impairment
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.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
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