how to handle drug interaction alerts for clarithromycin with calcium channel blockers (amlodipine, etc)

We're getting questions about how to handle drug interaction alerts for clarithromycin with calcium channel blockers (amlodipine, etc).

Clarithromycin (Biaxin, etc) can block the breakdown of calcium channel blockers. This can cause drug levels to get too high and lead to possible kidney injury, heart problems, shock, and death.

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