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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:
Boceprevir and telaprevir may slow down how quickly your body processes amlodipine.
What might happen:
The amount of amlodipine in your blood may increase and cause more side effects than normally expected.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together. Contact your doctor if you experience any chest discomfort, severe dizziness, fainting, or fast hearbeat.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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2.Incivek (telaprevir) US prescribing information. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated April, 2013.
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