This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.
Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Some medicines may speed up how quickly your liver processes ivacaftor.
What might happen:
The amount of ivacaftor in your blood may decrease and it may not work as well.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together or if you recently finished taking an inducer. Your doctor may want to adjust the dose of your ivacaftor while you are taking your other medicine or change your other medicine.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
1.Kalydeco (ivacaftor) US prescribing information. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated March, 2015.
2.Orkambi (lumacaftor, ivacaftor) US prescribing information. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. July, 2015.
3.US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Drug Development and Drug Interactions: Table of Substrates, Inhibitors and Inducers. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/DevelopmentResources/D rugInteractionsLabeling/ucm093664.htm. Updated 08/05/2011.