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CeeNU Drug Interactions

Live Vaccinations
In general, live vaccines are not recommended for people undergoing chemotherapy treatment, including CeeNU. This is because live vaccines contain live viruses or bacteria. Because CeeNU can decrease the body's immune response, you could become infected with the virus or bacteria used to make the vaccine. Also, live vaccines may be less effective in people taking CeeNU. Talk to your healthcare provider before getting a vaccination during CeeNU treatment.
 
Peginterferon Alfa-2b
Peginterferon alfa-2b may decrease blood levels of CeeNU, potentially making it less effective. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you take these medicines together.
 
Pimozide
CeeNU could increase blood levels of pimozide, increasing your risk for side effects. In general, these medications are not recommended for use together. However, there may be times when the combination cannot be avoided. Talk to your healthcare provider about this interaction if you take pimozide and CeeNU.
 
Sipuleucel-T
CeeNU can make sipuleucel-T less effective. This is because sipuleucel-T is thought to work by stimulating the body's immune system, while CeeNU decreases the activity of the immune system. Talk to your healthcare provider about this possible interaction before taking these drugs together.
 

Final Thoughts

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