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Streptozosin (Zanosar)
Streptozosin may increase the level of Adriamycin in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using these medications together.
 
Trastuzumab (Herceptin)
Taking trastuzumab with Adriamycin can increase your risk of congestive heart failure (CHF). Generally, these medications should not be taken together.
 
Verapamil (Calan, Calan SR, Covera-HS, Isoptin SR, Verelan, Verelan PM)
Combining verapamil with Adriamycin may increase the risk of Adriamycin side effects, particularly the side effects that affect the heart. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
 

Final Thoughts on Adriamycin Drug Interactions

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