Objective: To report a case of second-degree atrioventricular block associated with concomitant use of aprepitant and amlodipine. Case: A 73-year-old man with lung cancer was treated with aprepitant for prophylactic use for the prevention of nausea and vomiting, concomitantly with cisplatin, gemcitabine, and an investigational drug (anti-epidermal growth factor receptor monoclonal antibody). He was diagnosed with first-degree atrioventricular block and was taking amlodipine for hypertension. During the first cycle of chemotherapy, 5 days after the start of aprepitant, he experienced Wenckebach second-degree atrioventricular block (Mobitz type I), and amlodipine was discontinued. After day 6, the atrioventricular block was not shown. According to the Naranjo adverse drug reaction scale, a score of 7 was obtained (causality: probable). In addition, using the Drug Interaction Probability Scale, a score of 6 was obtained (causality: probable). Conclusion: The drug-drug interaction between aprepitant and amlodipine was considered to have deteriorated his atrioventricular block, conceivably due to the inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A-mediated metabolism of amlodipine by aprepitant.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International journal of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics|
|Publication status||Published - 2021 Apr|
- Atrioventricular block
- Drug-drug interaction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)