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Drug Interactions With Enzalutamide

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The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when enzalutamide is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Cyclosporine
The manufacturer of enzalutamide recommends it not be taken in combination with cyclosporine. Taking these medications together can decrease blood levels of cyclosporine, potentially making it less effective. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction before taking these drugs together.
 
CYP 2C8 Inducer Medications
The liver breaks down enzalutamide using enzymes known as CYP 2C8 enzymes, and medications known as CYP 2C8 inducers can increase the activity of these enzymes. Thus, combining enzalutamide with one of these drugs may decrease the level of enzalutamide in your body, potentially making it less effective. These medications should generally not be taken together.
 
CYP 2C8 Inhibitor Medications
The liver breaks down enzalutamide using enzymes known as CYP 2C8 enzymes, and medications known as CYP 2C8 inhibitors can decrease the activity of these enzymes. Thus, combining enzalutamide with one of these drugs may increase the level of enzalutamide in your body, increasing your risk for side effects. If you must take enzalutamide with a CYP 2C8 inhibitor, your healthcare provider will likely reduce your enzalutamide dosage.
 
CYP 3A4 Inducer Medications
The liver breaks down enzalutamide using enzymes known as CYP 3A4 enzymes, and medications known as CYP 3A4 inducers can increase the activity of these enzymes. Thus, combining enzalutamide with one of these drugs may decrease the level of enzalutamide in your body, making it less effective. These medications should not be taken together if at all possible. If they must be taken together, your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely.
 
CYP 3A4 Inhibitor Medications
The liver breaks down enzalutamide using enzymes known as CYP 3A4 enzymes, and medications known as CYP 3A4 inhibitors can decrease the activity of these enzymes. Thus, combining enzalutamide with one of these drugs may increase the level of enzalutamide in your body, increasing your risk for side effects. If you must take these medications together, your healthcare may choose to give you a lower enzalutamide dosage.
 
Ergot Medications
In general, enzalutamide should not be taken with ergot medications. Taking these drugs together can decrease blood levels of the ergot medicines, potentially making them less effective. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction before combining these products.
 
Fentanyl
The manufacturer of enzalutamide recommends it not be taken in combination with fentanyl. Doing so may decrease fentanyl blood levels, potentially making the medication less effective. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction before taking these medicines together.
 
Medications That Increase the Risk for Seizures
Although rare, seizures have been reported in some people taking enzalutamide. At this time, it is not known if enzalutamide is safe for use with other medicines that increase the risk for seizures. There are many medicines that can make people more prone to having seizures -- too many to list here. Therefore, you should talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist about the particular medications you are taking.
 
Phenytoin
Enzalutamide may decrease blood levels of phenytoin, potentially decreasing the medication's effectiveness. The manufacturer of enzalutamide recommends it not be taken in combination with phenytoin. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction before taking these drugs together.
 
Pimozide
The manufacturer of enzalutamide recommends it not be taken in combination with pimozide, as doing so may decrease pimozide blood levels and make it less effective. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction before taking these drugs together.
 
Quinidine
Enzalutamide may decrease blood levels of quinidine, potentially decreasing quinidine's effectiveness. The manufacturer of enzalutamide recommends it not be taken in combination with quinidine. Therefore, you should talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction before taking these medicines together.
 
Sirolimus
Taking enzalutamide with sirolimus could decrease sirolimus blood levels, potentially making the medicine less effective. The manufacturer of enzalutamide recommends these medicines not be taken together. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction before combining these drugs.
 
Tacrolimus
Taking enzalutamide with tacrolimus could decrease tacrolimus blood levels, potentially making it less effective. The manufacturer of enzalutamide recommends these medicines not be taken together. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction before combining these drugs.
 
Warfarin
Enzalutamide can decrease blood levels of warfarin, potentially making warfarin less effective. In general, these medicines should not be taken together if at all possible. If they must be taken together, additional warfarin monitoring with international normalized ratio (INR) tests will be needed.
 
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