Posaconazole/Selected Anticonvulsants 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:
Some anticonvulsants such as carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, and primidone may speed up how quickly your liver processes posaconazole.In addition, posaconazole may slow down how quickly your liver processes carbamazepine or phenytoin.
What might happen:
The amount of posaconazole in your blood may decrease and it may not work as well. The amount of carbamazepine or phenytoin in your blood may increase and cause adverse effects.
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.Your doctor may need to check the blood levels of one or both medicines to be sure they are in a safe and effective range. The dose of your posaconazole, and/or your anticonvulsant medicine may need to be adjusted.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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- 4.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..
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