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Cyclosporine can significantly increase Etopophos blood levels, which would increase your risk for potentially serious side effects. If you use these medicines together, your healthcare provider may choose to give you a lower Etopophos dosage.
CYP 3A4 Inducer Medications
The liver breaks down Etopophos using enzymes known as CYP 3A4 enzymes, and medications known as CYP 3A4 inducers can increase the activity of these enzymes. Thus, combining Etopophos with one of these drugs may decrease the level of Etopophos in your bloodstream, potentially making it less effective. Your healthcare provider may recommend you stop taking certain CYP 3A4 inducers before beginning Etopophos treatment.
CYP 3A4 Inhibitor Medications
The liver breaks down Etopophos using enzymes known as CYP 3A4 enzymes, and medications known as CYP 3A4 inhibitors can decrease the activity of these enzymes. Thus, combining Etopophos with one of these drugs may increase the level of Etopophos in your bloodstream, increasing your risk for side effects. Your healthcare provider may decrease your Etopophos dose if you use these medications together.
Echinacea could make Etopophos less effective. Do not take echinacea during Etopophos treatment without first speaking with your healthcare provider.
Live vaccines contain live viruses or bacteria. Because you are more prone to infections during Etopophos treatment, you could become infected with the virus or bacteria used to make the vaccine. Also, live vaccines may be less effective in people using Etopophos. In general, people using Etopophos should not receive live vaccines. Therefore, you should talk to your healthcare provider before receiving a vaccination.