Selexipag/Strong CYP2C8 Inhibitors Interactions
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.
Severe. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects and are usually not taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Your medicine may slow down how quickly your liver processes selexipag.
What might happen:
The amount of selexipag in your blood may increase and cause more side effects than expected.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know right away that you are taking these medicines together or, if you have not started selexipag yet, that you have been taking your other medicine for a while. Let your doctor know if you have a severe headache, diarrhea, jaw pain, nausea, muscle pain, vomiting, pain in the arms/legs/joints, flushing, rash, and/or changes in appetite and energy levels.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.
- 1.Uptravi (selexipag) US prescribing information. Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. September, 2019.
- 2.Uptravi (selexipag) UK summary of product characteristics. Actelion Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd June 2017.
- 3.This information is based on or an extract from the UW Metabolism and Transport Drug Interaction Database (DIDB) Platform, Copyright University of Washington 1999-2019..
- 4.US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Drug Development and Drug Interactions: Table of Substrates, Inhibitors and Inducers. Available at: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-interactions-labeling/drug-development-and- drug-interactions-table-substrates-inhibitors-and-inducers. Updated 11/14/2017.
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