Cholic Acid/Bile Salt Efflux Pump (BSEP) Inhibitors 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.

Medical warning:

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:

Your other medicine may change how your body processes cholic acid.

What might happen:

Your liver condition may worsen.

What you should do about this interaction:

Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking both of these medicines. Your doctor may want to check how your liver is working with blood tests. Be sure to keep all of your laboratory appointments. Let your doctor know right away if you have any signs of worsening liver impairment, such as yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin, dark or brown (tea-colored) urine, pain on the right side of the stomach, bleeding or bruising that occurs more easily than normal, or increased lethargy.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.Cholbam (cholic acid) US prescribing information. Asklepion Pharmaceuticals LLC March, 2015..

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