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Pimecrolimus
Taking Afinitor with pimecrolimus may increase your risk for certain Afinitor side effects, including the risk for infections. In general, it is recommended that these medicines not be used together.
 
Sipuleucel-T
Sipuleucel-T works by stimulating the immune system, and Afinitor is considered an immunosuppressant (it suppresses the immune system). Therefore, Afinitor could potentially decrease the effectiveness of sipuleucel-T. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
 
Tacrolimus
Taking Afinitor with tacrolimus when it is applied to the skin (topical use) may increase your risk for certain Afinitor side effects, including the risk for infections. In general, these drugs should not be used together.
 
Trastuzumab
Taking Afinitor with trastuzumab may increase your risk for certain blood cell problems, including anemia (a decrease in red blood cells) and leukopenia (a decrease in white blood cells). Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
 

Final Thoughts

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