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Effect of orlistat on blood cyclosporin concentration in an obese heart transplant patient.

Authors
  • Nägele, H
  • Petersen, B
  • Bonacker, U
  • Rödiger, W
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of clinical pharmacology
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1999
Volume
55
Issue
9
Pages
667–669
Identifiers
PMID: 10638396
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Orlistat markedly decreased blood cyclosporin concentrations, possibly due to an interference with its absorption in the small intestine. To avoid potential dangerous under-immunosuppression, orlistat should not be used in patients taking cyclosporin.

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