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Folotyn Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Folotyn is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Amphotericin B
Combining Folotyn with amphotericin B could increase your risk for certain amphotericin B side effects, such as kidney damage, low blood pressure (hypotension), and breathing problems. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you use these medicines together.
Biologic and Immunologic Medications
Combining Folotyn with biologic and immunologic medications could increase your risk for serious side effects, including low blood cell counts and infections. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you use these medications together.
Chemotherapy medicines, including Folotyn, may lower the amount of digoxin absorbed into the bloodstream, which could decrease the effectiveness of digoxin. Your healthcare provider may check your digoxin blood levels, especially when you first start or stop using Folotyn, and adjust your dose if needed.
Echinacea is thought to work by stimulating the activity of the immune system, and may decrease the effectiveness of Folotyn. Do not take echinacea during Folotyn treatment without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Live Vaccinations
Live vaccines contain live viruses or bacteria. If you receive a live vaccine during Folotyn treatment, you may become infected with the virus or bacteria from the vaccine. Also, live vaccines may be less effective in people using Folotyn. Talk to your healthcare provider before receiving a vaccination during Folotyn treatment.
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