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:
Your medicine may speed up how quickly your body processes ticagrelor and vorapaxar.
What might happen:
The amount of ticagrelor or vorapaxar 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 or if you have used carbamazepine, dexamethasone, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone or rifampin in the previous two weeks. Your doctor may want to change your 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.
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