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Erythrocin (as stearate)

Interactions

Selected Immunosuppressants;Temsirolimus/Selected Macrolides

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:

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:

When these two medicines are taken together, your body may not be able to process your immunosuppressant, temsirolimus, or your antibiotic properly.

What might happen:

Your blood levels of your medicines may increase and cause toxic side effects.

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. Your doctor may want to check the amount of medicine in your blood and may want to change the amount of medicine you take. Let your doctor know if you experience a decrease in the amount of urine you make or if you experience bloody urine, frequent urges to urinate, headache, dizziness or blurred vision.Your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. If your doctor prescribes these medicines together, it may be necessary to adjust the dose of tacrolimus or change you to a different medicine. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

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