Ledipasvir; Velpatasvir/Antacids; H2 Antagonists Interactions
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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:
Your hepatitis C medicine needs some gastric acid to be absorbed into the body. Antacids and H2 antagonists decrease the amount of acid in your stomach.Some vitamins may contain "hidden" antacids such as some forms of calcium and magnesium.
What might happen:
Your hepatitis C medicine may not work as well if the amount of medicine absorbed into your blood decreases.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together. You may need to change the timing or dose of your acid reducing medicine to avoid an interaction with your hepatitis medicine. If you have any questions about how or when to take your medicine, ask your pharmacist.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.Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) US prescribing information. Gilead Sciences November, 2019.
- 2.Epclusa (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) US prescribing information. Gilead Sciences, Inc. March, 2020.
- 3.Vosevi (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir) US prescribing information. Gilead Sciences, Inc. September, 2019.
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