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Pneumovax Drug Interactions

A number of drugs can interact with Pneumovax, such as immunosuppressants, cortisone, and warfarin. Pneumovax should not be mixed together with other vaccines in the same vial or syringe. In addition, the vaccine's full benefits might not be received in people who are taking an immunosuppressant, as the immune system may not be able to fully respond to Pneumovax.

An Overview of Interactions With Pneumovax

As is standard with almost all vaccines, Pneumovax® (pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine) should not be mixed with any other vaccines in the same vial or syringe. In addition, Pneumovax can potentially interact with a few medications. Some of the medicines that may lead to Pneumovax drug interactions include:
    • Chemotherapy (as well as radiation treatment)
    • Corticosteroids, such as:
      • Betamethasone (Celestone®)
      • Cortisone
      • Dexamethasone (Decadron®)
      • Fludrocortisone (Florinef®)
      • Hydrocortisone (Cortef®)
      • Methylprednisolone (Depo-Medrol®, Medrol®)
      • Prednisolone (Pediapred®)
      • Prednisone
      • Triamcinolone (Kenalog®)
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