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Visudyne (verteporfin) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Visudyne (verteporfin):


Alcohol (Ethanol) ↔ verteporfin

Moderate Drug Interaction

Using ethanol together with verteporfin may decrease the effects of verteporfin. Contact your doctor if your condition changes. If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special test to safely use both medications. 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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Visudyne (verteporfin) drug interactions

There are 312 drug interactions with Visudyne (verteporfin)

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.

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

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.