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Ontak Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Ontak is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Amphotericin B
Combining Ontak with amphotericin B could increase your risk for amphotericin B side effects, such as kidney damage, low blood pressure (hypotension), and breathing problems. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you use these medicines together.
Biologic and Immunologic Medications
Combining Ontak with biologic and immunologic medications could increase your risk for potentially serious side effects, including low blood cell counts and infections. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you use these medications together.
Because echinacea is thought to work by stimulating the activity of the immune system, it may decrease the effectiveness of Ontak. Do not take echinacea during Ontak treatment without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Live Vaccinations
Live vaccines contain live viruses or bacteria. If you receive a live vaccine during Ontak treatment, you may become infected with the virus or bacteria from the vaccine. Also, live vaccines may be less effective in people receiving Ontak. Talk to your healthcare provider before receiving a vaccination while receiving chemotherapy treatment.
Sipuleucel-T may be less effective if combined with Ontak. Talk to your healthcare provider about this possible interaction before using these medicines together.

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all Ontak drug interactions 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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