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Delavirdine/Antacids

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.

Medical warning:

Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

Antacids decrease how much delavirdine your body absorbs.

What might happen:

The levels of delavirdine in your blood may decrease, making the medicine less effective.

What you should do about this interaction:

You should not take an antacid at the same time that you take your delavirdine. If you take an antacid, do not take it within one hour before or after your delavirdine. If you have been taking these medicines at the same time, let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know. Your doctor may want to run some blood tests to see if your delavirdine is working properly.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.Reference:1.Rescriptor (delavirdine mesylate) US prescribing information. Pharmacia & Upjohn Company August, 2012.

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CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

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