Drug Interactions With Epirubicin
When certain medications are taken together with epirubicin, drug interactions may occur that could lead to an increased risk of side effects. Medicines that may cause drug interactions with epirubicin include cimetidine, "live" vaccinations, certain calcium channel blockers, and trastuzumab.
Epirubicin hydrochloride (Ellence®) can potentially interact with other medications. Some of these medicines that may lead to epirubicin interactions include:
- Certain calcium channel blockers, including:
o FluMist® (the nasal vaccine for influenza; the injected vaccine is not live)o Smallpox vaccineo BCG vaccine (used in some countries for tuberculosis)