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Drug Interactions With the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Anticoagulants
Caution should be taken when giving intramuscular injections (including pneumococcal conjugate vaccines) 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.
 
Immunosuppressants
If you are taking an immunosuppressant, you may not receive the full benefit of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. 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 the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is not a live vaccine, this is not a problem.
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all drug interactions with the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific interactions that may apply to you.
 
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