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Nutrition in Cancer Care (PDQ®)

  • Posted: 02/21/2003
  • Updated: 06/25/2014

Table 2. Antineoplastic Drug-Nutrient Interactions

Trade Name Generic Name Food Interactions 
MAOI = monoamine oxidase inhibitor.
TargretinbexaroteneGrapefruit juice may increase drug concentration and toxicities.
FolexmethotrexateAlcohol may increase hepatotoxicity.
Rheumatrex
MithracinplicamycinSupplements containing calcium and vitamin D may decrease effect.
MatulaneprocarbazineThis chemotherapy is a mild MAOI; a low-tyramine diet should be followed.
TemodartemozolomideFood may decrease drug rate and absorption.