Ventra Drug Interactions





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Drug Interactions
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if the patient is taking, has recently taken or might take any other medicines. This includes medicines that can be bought without a prescription. This is because Ventra can affect the way some medicines work and some medicines can have an effect on Ventra.
Do not take Ventra if the patient is taking a medicine containing nelfinavir (used to treat HIV).
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if the patient is taking any of the following medicines: Atazanavir or saquinavir (used to treat HIV).
Ketoconazole, itraconazole or voriconazole (used to treat infections caused by a fungus).
Erlotinib (used to treat cancer).
Citalopram, imipramine or clomipramine (used to treat depression).
Diazepam (used to treat anxiety, relax muscles or in epilepsy).
Phenytoin (used in epilepsy): If the patient is taking phenytoin, the doctor will need to monitor him/her when starting or stopping Ventra.
Medicines that are used to thin the blood, such as warfarin: The doctor may need to monitor the patient when starting or stopping Ventra.
Cilostazol (used to treat intermittent claudication - a pain in the legs when walking which is caused by an insufficient blood supply).
Cisapride (used for indigestion and heartburn).
Digoxin (used for heart problems).
Clopidogrel (used to treat or prevent blood clots).
Tacrolimus (organ transplantation).
Methotrexate (a chemotherapy medicine used in high doses to treat cancer) - if the patient is taking a high dose of methotrexate, the doctor may temporarily stop Ventra treatment.
Rifampicin (used for treatment of tuberculosis).
St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) (used to treat depression).
If the doctor has prescribed the antibiotics amoxicillin and clarithromycin as well as Ventra to treat ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection, it is very important to tell the doctor about any other medicines being taken.
Ventra with food and drink: Capsules can be taken with food or on an empty stomach.
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