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Drug Interaction Report

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

  • clarithromycin
  • rifampin

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Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

rifAMPin clarithromycin

Applies to: rifampin, clarithromycin

Ask your doctor before using rifAMPin together with clarithromycin. This can alter your blood levels or add to the side effects of either medication. Call the doctor if you have side effects such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. This combination can also affect the eye and cause inflammation of part or all of the uvea, the middle part of the eye. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take both medications together. 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 and food interactions

Minor

clarithromycin food

Applies to: clarithromycin

Information for this minor interaction is available on the professional version.

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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