Selected Immunosuppressants; Temsirolimus/St. John's Wort (mono deleted 11/01/2012)
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:
St. John's wort may cause your body to process your immunosuppressive or temsirolimus more quickly.
What might happen:
St. John's wort may reduce the beneficial effects of your medicine.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know right away that you are taking St. John's wort. It may be necessary to measure the amount of your medicine in your blood. Your doctor may want to change the dose of your medicine or you may need to stop taking St. John's wort. Let your healthcare providers know if you stop taking St. John's wort.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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