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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:
Patiromer may bind to oral medicines, including metformin.
What might happen:
The amount of metformin in your body may be decreased, which can cause the medicine to not work as well.
What you should do about this interaction:
Make sure that your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together. To try to avoid this interaction, take your patiromer three hours apart from your metformin. Your doctor may want to consider changing one or both of the medicines or closely monitor how well each medicine is working.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.Veltassa (patiromer) US prescribing information. Relypasa, Inc. November, 2016..
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