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Daptacel Drug Interactions

Although other vaccines are not likely to interact with Daptacel, problems may occur if certain medications are taken at the time of vaccination. Anticoagulants and immunosuppressants are some of the medicines that may cause potentially dangerous drug interactions with the DTaP vaccine.

An Overview of Daptacel Interactions

Daptacel® (DTaP) is unlikely to interact with other vaccines; it can be given at the same time as other childhood vaccines (but not in the same syringe). However, it can potentially interact with a few medications. Some of the medicines that may lead to interactions with Daptacel include:
  • Anticoagulants (commonly known as "blood thinners"), such as warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®) or heparin
  • Immunosuppressants, such as:


    • Chemotherapy (as well as radiation treatment)
    • Corticosteroids, such as:


      • Betamethasone (Celestone®)
      • Cortisone
      • Dexamethasone (Decadron®)
      • Fludrocortisone (Florinef®)
      • Hydrocortisone (Cortef®)
      • Methylprednisolone (Depo-Medrol®, Medrol®)
      • Prednisolone (Pediapred®)
      • Prednisone
      • Triamcinolone (Kenalog®)



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