Xenical Drug Interactions
If warfarin, diabetes medications, and cyclosporine are taken with Xenical, drug interactions can occur. These interactions may affect the level of medication in your blood and change the medications' effectiveness as a result. To avoid Xenical drug interactions, tell your healthcare provider about your weight loss plans. He or she may decide to monitor you more closely or adjust your dosages.
An Introduction to Xenical Drug InteractionsXenical® (orlistat) can potentially interact with a few other medicines. Some of the medicines that may lead to Xenical drug interactions include:
- Amiodarone (Cordarone®)
- Cyclosporine (Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®)
- Diabetes medications
- Seizure medications
- Thyroid medications, including:
Xenical Interactions ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Xenical is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Xenical may interfere with the absorption of amiodarone from your digestive tract, perhaps making it less effective. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these drugs together, as you may need to be monitored more closely.
Taking Xenical and cyclosporine at the same time may decrease the absorption of cyclosporine into your body, perhaps making it less effective. If you take cyclosporine, you should check with your healthcare provider before taking Xenical. Your healthcare provider may recommend that you take cyclosporine three hours after Xenical in order to avoid this interaction.