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Drug Interactions With Oxaliplatin

Echinacea can make oxaliplatin less effective. This is because echinacea is thought to stimulate the activity of the immune system, while oxaliplatin suppresses the activity of the immune system. Do not take echinacea during oxaliplatin treatment without your healthcare provider's approval.
Live Vaccinations
Live vaccines are vaccines that contain live viruses or bacteria. If you receive a live vaccine during oxaliplatin treatment, you may become infected with the virus or bacteria from the vaccine. Also, live vaccines may be less effective in people receiving oxaliplatin. Talk to your healthcare provider before receiving a vaccination while you are undergoing chemotherapy.
Sipuleucel-T may be less effective if used with oxaliplatin. Talk to your healthcare provider about this possible interaction before using these medicines together.
Chemotherapy medicines have been reported to both increase and decrease the effects of warfarin. Therefore, your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you are taking warfarin while receiving chemotherapy.

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all oxaliplatin 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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