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Revlimid Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when Revlimid is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Biologic and Immunologic Medications
Taking Revlimid with other medications that suppress the immune system may increase the risk for certain side effects, especially potentially serious infections. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medicines together, as some of these medicines should not be used in combination with Revlimid.
 
Clozapine
Taking clozapine with Revlimid may increase the risk of dangerously low white blood cells, which would increase your risk for infections. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medicines together. However, do not stop taking clozapine without first speaking with your healthcare provider.
 
Digoxin
Revlimid may increase the amount of digoxin in the blood, which could increase your risk for digoxin side effects. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you take these medicines together, and adjust your digoxin dose as needed.
 
Echinacea
Echinacea may decrease the effectiveness of Revlimid. This is because echinacea is thought to stimulate the activity of the immune system, while Revlimid suppresses the activity of the immune system. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking echinacea during Revlimid treatment.
 
Live Vaccinations
Live vaccines are vaccines that contain live viruses or bacteria. If you receive a live vaccine while taking Revlimid, you could become infected with the virus or bacteria from the vaccine. Also, live vaccines may be less effective in people taking Revlimid. Talk to your healthcare provider before receiving a vaccination during treatment with this drug.
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