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Pneumovax Drug Interactions

Pneumovax Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Pneumovax is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Anticoagulants
Caution should be used when giving intramuscular injections to people taking anticoagulant medications (commonly known as "blood thinners"). Make sure your healthcare providers (including the person actually giving the injection) know that you are taking an anticoagulant before receiving Pneumovax.
 
People taking an anticoagulant should probably receive this vaccine subcutaneously (injected just under the skin), instead of intramuscularly, although this vaccine can be given either way.
 
Immunosuppressants
If you are taking an immunosuppressant, you may not receive the full benefit of Pneumovax, since the immune system may not be fully capable of responding to the vaccine.
 
In addition, with some vaccines (especially live ones), people taking immunosuppressants may be at a higher risk of actually developing the infection from the vaccine, although it is generally a milder form of the illness. However, because Pneumovax is not a live vaccine, this is not a problem.
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all drug interactions with Pneumovax 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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