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As with any medication or vaccine, it is possible to develop drug interactions with Infanrix. Problems may occur if your child is taking an immunosuppressant or anticoagulant medication during the time of vaccination. In order to help prevent potentially serious problems, tell your healthcare provider about all medicines your child is taking before getting vaccinated.

An Overview of Infanrix Interactions

Infanrix® (DTaP) is unlikely to interact with other vaccines; thus, it can be given at the same time as other childhood vaccines. However, it can potentially interact with a few medications. Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with Infanrix 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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