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Drug Interactions With Alemtuzumab

Drug Interactions With Alemtuzumab Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when alemtuzumab is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Biologic and Immunologic Medications
Using alemtuzumab with other medications that alter the action of the immune system may increase the risk for potentially serious side effects, including decreased blood cell counts and infection. Talk to your healthcare provider before combining these products.
 
Echinacea
Echinacea may make alemtuzumab less effective. Do not take these products together without your healthcare provider's approval.
 
Live Vaccinations
You should not receive a live vaccine during alemtuzumab treatment. Live vaccines contain live viruses or bacteria, and if you receive a live vaccine while using alemtuzumab, you might become infected with the virus or bacteria from the vaccine. Also, live vaccines may be less effective in people using alemtuzumab. Talk to your healthcare provider before receiving a vaccination or immunization while using this medication.
 
Sipuleucel-T
Using alemtuzumab with sipuleucel-T may make sipuleucel-T less effective. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medicines together.
 

Final Thoughts

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