Lapatinib/Strong CYP3A4 Inhibitors that Prolong QT Interactions
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Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Your medicine may slow down how quickly your body processes lapatinib.
What might happen:
The amount of lapatinib in your blood may increase and cause more side effects than expected. Some expected side effects may be more severe than expected.
What you should do about this interaction:
Make sure your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together. Your doctor may want to change your medicine or the timing of your cancer medicine.Let your doctor know right away if you experience rash, nausea, vomiting, severe diarrhea, abdominal pain (especially in the right upper area of your abdomen), yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark urine, itching, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, coughing, swelling of the ankles/legs, rapid/fast/irregular heartbeat, dizziness, or loss of consciousness.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
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