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Nefazodone
Combining nefazodone with Mevacor increases the risk of serious muscle problems. In general, these medications should not be taken together.
 
Protease Inhibitors
Combining a protease inhibitor with Mevacor increases the risk of serious muscle problems. In general, these medications should not be taken together.
 
Ranolazine
There have been a few cases of serious muscle problems, such as myopathy or rhabdomyolysis, in people taking Mevacor with ranolazine. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your progress closely and make necessary dosing adjustments.
  
Verapamil
Taking both verapamil and Mevacor together may increase the chance for developing serious muscle problems, such as myopathy or rhabdomyolysis. If you take verapamil, the Mevacor dosage should not exceed 20 mg daily.
 
Warfarin
Mevacor can potentially interact with warfarin, possibly increasing the risk of bleeding. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor you more often and adjust your warfarin dosage as necessary.
  

Mevacor Drug Interactions: Summary

There are a number of drugs that can interact with Mevacor. It is possible that not all Mevacor drug interactions were discussed is this article. Therefore, you should talk with your doctor about the drug interactions that may apply to you.
 
Also, because a number of these medicines can increase the risk of serious muscle problems, if you have any unexplained muscle pain, muscle, or weakness (especially if you also have a fever or feel ill), contact your healthcare provider immediately.
 
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