Cyclosporine; Sirolimus; Tacrolimus/NSAIDs 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.
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:
Both your immunosuppressant and NSAIDs can affect your kidneys.
What might happen:
You may experience a decrease in kidney function.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together. If you experience mental confusion, blurred vision, fever, sore throat, stomach pain, hearing problems, chest pain, changes in the amount of urine, fatigue, or unusual bleeding or bruising, contact your doctor. It may be necessary to change you to a different 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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