A 10-year-old boy with a history of heart transplantation had a potentially life-threatening decrease in his cyclosporine (CSA) blood levels during administration of bupropion. Subsequently he had an increase in CSA levels while receiving methylphenidate. These occurrences represent potential drug-drug interactions in children not previously documented in the literature. The CSA-bupropion and CSA-methylphenidate interactions merit further investigation, particularly because psychotropic agents are often prescribed in combination with immunosuppressants in transplantation patients of all ages.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2001|