Tamoxifen/Strong CYP3A4 Inducers Interactions
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Very Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects and are usually not taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Apalutamide, carbamazepine, enzalutamide, fosphenytoin, lumacaftor, mitotane, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, rifampin, rifapentine, and St. John's wort may speed up how quickly your liver processes tamoxifen.
What might happen:
The amount of tamoxifen in your blood may decrease and it may not work as well. If you are taking phenytoin, the amount of phenytoin in your blood may also decrease and it may not work as well.
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 or if you have taken apalutamide, carbamazepine, enzalutamide, fosphenytoin, lumacaftor, mitotane, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, rifampin, rifapentine, and St. John's wort in the previous two weeks, or if you stop taking these medicines. Your doctor may want to adjust your medicines.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 1999-2019..
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