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More Information on Boostrix Drug Interactions

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Boostrix is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
If you are taking an immunosuppressant, you may not receive the full benefit of Boostrix for protection from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). With some vaccines (especially live vaccines), people taking immunosuppressants may be at a higher risk of actually developing the infection (albeit a milder form) from the vaccine. However, because Boostrix is not a live vaccine, this is not a problem.
Other Vaccines
Studies indicate that giving Boostrix at the same time as the influenza vaccine ("flu shot") might reduce the effectiveness of Boostrix. Boostrix has not been studied in combination with any other vaccines. If other vaccines are given at the same time, different syringes and different injection sites must be used. Boostrix should not be combined with any other vaccines in the same syringe.
Tetanus Immune Globulin
If Boostrix and tetanus immune globulin must be given at the same time, they should be given with different syringes and needles at different parts of the body.

Final Thoughts on Interactions With Boostrix

It is possible that not all interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific Boostrix drug interactions that may apply to you.
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