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Interactions With Gemcitabine Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when gemcitabine is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Live Vaccinations
Because chemotherapy medications (including gemcitabine) can suppress the immune system, it is generally best to avoid live vaccinations while receiving chemotherapy treatment.
 
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Combining gemcitabine with an NSAID may increase your risk of bleeding. Talk with your healthcare provider before using these medications together.
 
Salicylates
Combining gemcitabine with a salicylate may increase your risk of bleeding. Talk with your healthcare provider before using these medications together.
 
Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)
Combining gemcitabine with warfarin may increase your risk of bleeding. Talk with your healthcare provider before using these medications together.
 

Final Thoughts on Drug Interactions With Gemcitabine

It is possible that not all gemcitabine drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific drug interactions with gemcitabine that may apply to you.
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