IPOL Drug Interactions

Although other vaccines are unlikely to interact with IPOL, drug interactions may occur if the polio vaccine is combined with other medications. For example, immunosuppressants and anticoagulant medications may react negatively with IPOL. Be sure your healthcare provider is aware if you are taking these medicines before administering the vaccination.

An Overview of IPOL Interactions

IPOL® (inactivated polio vaccine) can potentially interact with a few medications. It does not interact with other standard childhood vaccines and can be given at the same time as other vaccines. Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with IPOL include:
 
 
 
 
    • 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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