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cidofovir - injection, Vistide (cont.)

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.Some products that may interact with this drug include: acyclovir, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, aminosalicylic acid, barbiturates (e.g., phenobarbital), benzodiazepines (e.g., triazolam), bumetanide, clofibrate, methotrexate, famotidine, furosemide, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen), theophylline, zidovudine.If you are taking probenecid and any of the medications listed above, ask your doctor if you should temporarily stop the other medication or decrease its dosage because probenecid may affect how well those medications are removed from your body. This is very important for zidovudine.Tell your doctor if you have had previous use of foscarnet.Avoid taking other medications that may damage your kidneys (e.g., amphotericin B, foscarnet, pentamidine, vancomycin, aminoglycosides including tobramycin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs including ibuprofen) within 7 days before and during treatment with this medication. In some cases, serious (possibly fatal) kidney damage may occur. See also Warning section.Check the labels on all your medicines because they may contain NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen). Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014


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