Quetiapine/Moderate CYP3A4 Inhibitors that Prolong QT Interactions
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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:
Quetiapine can affect your heart's rhythm. Other drugs can have the same effect and also slow down how quickly your body process quetiapine.
What might happen:
Taking quetiapine with your other medicine can increase the amount of quetiapine in your blood and may increase your risk of irregular heartbeat, which may be life-threatening.
What you should do about this interaction:
Make sure your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together and all other medicines you are taking. Let your doctor know right away if you notice irregular heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, excessive drowsiness, rapid pulse/low blood pressure, weakness, fatigue, dizziness, or muscle stiffness/tremors.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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