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Drug Interactions With IPV

IPV Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when IPV is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Anticoagulants
Caution should be used when giving intramuscular injections (including IPV) to individuals taking anticoagulant medications (commonly known as "blood thinners"). Make sure your healthcare providers (including the nurse giving the vaccine) know that your child is taking an anticoagulant.
 
It should be noted that one particular IPV vaccine (IPOL®) can be given subcutaneously (just under the skin) as well as intramuscularly, which eliminates the problem altogether.
 
Immunosuppressants
If you are taking an immunosuppressant, you may not receive the full benefit of IPV. With some vaccines (especially live vaccines), people taking immunosuppressants may be at a higher risk of actually developing the infection (usually a mild form) from the vaccine. However, because IPV is not a live vaccine, this is not a problem.
 

Final Thoughts on Drug Interactions With IPV

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 IPV drug interactions that may apply to you.
 
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