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:
Barbiturates, carbamazepine, enzalutamide, mitotane, phenytoin/fosphenytoin, rifabutin, rifampin and St. John's Wort speed up how quickly your liver processes quetiapine or flibanserin.
What might happen:
The amount of quetiapine or flibanserin in your blood may decrease and it may not work as well.
What you should do about this interaction:
Make sure your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together and let your doctor know if you notice any change in your condition.If you are taking quetiapine, your doctor may want to change your quetiapine dose so that it will be effective while you are also taking the interacting medicine.If you are taking flibanserin, let your doctor know if it stops working.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.
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