How the interaction occurs:
Some medicines may slow down how quickly your body processes pomalidomide.
What might happen:
The amount of pomalidomide in your blood may increase and cause more or more severe side effects than expected.
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 adjust the dose of your pomalidomide or do more blood tests while you are taking the other medicine. Let your doctor know right away if you develop any unusual bleeding, bruising, fatigue, sore throat, shortness of breath, chills, aches, fever, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness or rash.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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