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Stelara (ustekinumab) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Stelara (ustekinumab):


High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

ustekinumab - posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome

The use of ustekinumab may cause posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome. One case of reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS) was observed in clinical studies of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. No cases of RPLS were observed in clinical studies of Crohn's disease. Conditions with which it has been associated include preeclampsia, eclampsia, acute hypertension, cytotoxic agents and immunosuppressive therapy. Caution and close monitoring is advised when prescribing this agent to patients at risk of RPLS. It is recommended to administer appropriate treatment and discontinue therapy if RPLS is suspected.

Stelara (ustekinumab) drug interactions

There are 471 drug interactions with Stelara (ustekinumab)

Stelara (ustekinumab) disease interactions

There are 5 disease interactions with Stelara (ustekinumab) which include:

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.
Unknown No information available.

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Further information

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