This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:
- Gemzar (gemcitabine)
Interactions between your drugs
Using olaparib together with gemcitabine may increase the risk of bone marrow impairment, which may lead to serious conditions known as Myelodysplastic Syndrome or Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact, or you may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring to safely use both medications. Let your doctor know if you experience weakness, fatigue, fever, weight loss, infections, shortness of breath, unusual bleeding or bruising, or blood in urine or stool. 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.
Drug and food interactions
Do not consume grapefruit, grapefruit juice, or Seville oranges during treatment with olaparib. Doing so can significantly increase the blood levels of olaparib and increase the risk and/or severity of side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, loss of appetite, abdominal pain or discomfort, lung problems, and impaired bone marrow function resulting in low numbers of different types of blood cells. You may also be more likely to develop anemia, bleeding problems, or infections due to low blood cell counts. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. 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.
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
|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 interaction information available.|
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