Selected Antineoplastics/Strong & Moderate 3A4 Inducers 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.

Medical warning:

Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

Some medicines may speed up how quickly your liver processes your cancer medicine.

What might happen:

The amount of your cancer medicine in your blood may decrease and it may not work as well.

What you should do about this interaction:

Let 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 cancer medicine or change you to a medicine that does not interact with your cancer medicine.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.Lynparza (olaparib) capsules US prescribing information. AstraZenica Pharmaceuticals August 17, 2017.
  • 3.Lynparza (olaparib) tablets US prescribing information. AstraZenica Pharmaceuticals August 17, 2017.
  • 4.Ibrance (palbociclib) US prescribing information. Pfizer Labs March 31, 2017.
  • 5.Odomzo (sonidegib) US prescribing information. Novartis Pharmaceuticals May, 2016.
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  • 8.This information is based on or an extract from the UW Metabolism and Transport Drug Interaction Database (DIDB) Platform, Copyright University of Washington 1999-2014..