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Drug Interactions With Bendamustine

Clozapine
Both clozapine and bendamustine can cause dangerously low levels of white blood cells, increasing your risk for infections. In general, these medications should not be used together.
 
CYP 1A2 Inducer Medications
The liver breaks down bendamustine using enzymes known as CYP 1A2 enzymes, and medications known as CYP 1A2 inducers can increase the activity of these enzymes. Thus, combining bendamustine with one of these drugs may decrease the level of bendamustine in your body, potentially making it less effective. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor you more closely if you use these medicines together.
 
CYP 1A2 Inhibitor Medications
The liver breaks down bendamustine using enzymes known as CYP 1A2 enzymes, and medications known as CYP 1A2 inhibitors can decrease the activity of these enzymes. Thus, combining bendamustine with one of these drugs may increase the level of bendamustine in your body, increasing your risk for side effects. Your healthcare provider may monitor you more closely for side effects if you use these medications together.
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all bendamustine drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific interactions that may apply to you.
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