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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.

Drug Interactions With Epirubicin: An Overview

Epirubicin hydrochloride (Ellence®) can potentially interact with other medications. Some of these medicines that may lead to epirubicin interactions include:
o FluMist® (the nasal vaccine for influenza; the injected vaccine is not live)
o MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella vaccine)
o Smallpox vaccine
o BCG vaccine (used in some countries for tuberculosis)
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