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Drug Interactions With IPV

Immunosuppressants and anticoagulants may react negatively with IPV. Caution should be used when giving intramuscular injections to people taking anticoagulants. Also, the vaccine may not be as effective for people taking immunosuppressants. To help limit these drug interactions with IPV, tell your healthcare provider about all medications you are taking and any medical conditions you have before getting vaccinated.

An Overview of Interactions With IPV

IPV (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. Some of the medicines that may lead to IPV drug interactions 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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