Kapidex Drug Interactions
Many drugs can potentially interfere with Kapidex, such as warfarin, ketoconazole, and ampicillin. Drug interactions with Kapidex could decrease the absorption of these various medicines into the body, reducing their effectiveness. In order to minimize your risk of developing negative interactions, you should tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are currently taking.
Kapidex™ (dexlansoprazole) can potentially interact with a few other medications. Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with Kapidex include (but are not limited to):
- Atazanavir (Reyataz®)
- Digoxin (Digitek®, Lanoxin®)
- Ketoconazole (Nizoral®)
- Warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®).
Starting April 2010, the name for Kapidex was officially changed to Dexilant™. The name was changed because it was too similar to the names of a few other drugs, leading to a few "mix-ups." Please see our Dexilant articles within eMedTV.com for current information about this medication.
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when any of the drugs mentioned above are combined with Kapidex.
Kapidex may decrease the absorption of ampicillin into the body, perhaps making it less effective. Check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
Kapidex may decrease the absorption of atazanavir into the body, making it less effective. For this reason, you should not take Kapidex if you are taking atazanavir.