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Drug Interaction Report

This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:

  • telmisartan
  • Ibuprofen PMR (ibuprofen)

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Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

ibuprofen telmisartan

Applies to: Ibuprofen PMR (ibuprofen), telmisartan

MONITOR: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may attenuate the antihypertensive effects of angiotensin II receptor antagonists. The proposed mechanism is NSAID-induced inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis, which results in unopposed pressor activity producing hypertension. In addition, NSAIDs can cause fluid retention, which also affects blood pressure. Clinical data are limited.

MONITOR: Concomitant use of NSAIDs and angiotensin II receptor antagonists may cause deterioration in renal function, particularly in patients who are elderly or volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy) or have compromised renal function. Acute renal failure may occur, although effects are usually reversible. Chronic use of NSAIDs alone may be associated with renal toxicities, including elevations in serum creatinine and BUN, tubular necrosis, glomerulitis, renal papillary necrosis, acute interstitial nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and renal failure. Additionally, in patients with prerenal conditions whose renal perfusion may be dependent on the function of prostaglandins, NSAIDs may precipitate overt renal decompensation via a dose-related inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis. Angiotensin II receptor antagonists can further worsen renal function by blocking the effect of angiotensin II-mediated efferent arteriolar vasoconstriction, thereby decreasing glomerular filtration.

MANAGEMENT: Patients receiving angiotensin II receptor antagonists who require prolonged (greater than 1 week) concomitant therapy with an NSAID should have blood pressure monitored more closely following initiation, discontinuation, or change of dosage of the NSAID. Renal function should also be evaluated periodically during prolonged coadministration. The interaction is not expected to occur with low doses (e.g., low-dose aspirin) or intermittent short-term administration of NSAIDs.

References

  1. "Product Information. Celebrex (celecoxib)." Searle, Chicago, IL.
  2. "Product Information. Toradol (ketorolac)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  3. Radack KL, Deck CC, Bloomfield SS "Ibuprofen interferes with the efficacy of antihypertensive drugs: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of ibuprofen compared with acetaminophen." Ann Intern Med 107 (1987): 628-35
  4. "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"
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Drug and food interactions

Moderate

telmisartan food

Applies to: telmisartan

GENERALLY AVOID: Moderate-to-high dietary intake of potassium, especially salt substitutes, may increase the risk of hyperkalemia in some patients who are using angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). ARBs can promote hyperkalemia through inhibition of angiotensin II-induced aldosterone secretion. Patients with diabetes, heart failure, dehydration, or renal insufficiency have a greater risk of developing hyperkalemia.

MANAGEMENT: Patients should receive dietary counseling and be advised to not use potassium-containing salt substitutes or over-the-counter potassium supplements without consulting their physician. If salt substitutes are used concurrently, regular monitoring of serum potassium levels is recommended. Patients should also be advised to seek medical attention if they experience symptoms of hyperkalemia such as weakness, irregular heartbeat, confusion, tingling of the extremities, or feelings of heaviness in the legs.

References

  1. "Product Information. Cozaar (losartan)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  2. "Product Information. Diovan (valsartan)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No warnings were found for your selected drugs.

Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

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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