Abarelix/Class IA and III Antiarrhythmics
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.
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:
Abarelix can affect your heart's rhythm, just like antiarrhythmics can.
What might happen:
Taking abarelix with your antiarrhythmic can affect your heart rhythm and may increase your risk of an irregular heartbeat, which may be life-threatening.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medications together. Let your doctor know right away if you notice an irregular heartbeat or have any dizziness or fainting episodes. 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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