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Arcalyst Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when Arcalyst is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Echinacea
Combining echinacea with Arcalyst could decrease the effectiveness of Arcalyst. This is because echinacea is thought to stimulate the immune system, while Arcalyst suppresses the activity of the immune system. Talk to your healthcare provider before using these medicines together.
 
Live Vaccinations
Live vaccines are vaccines that contain live viruses or bacteria. Because Arcalyst decreases the activity of the immune system, you could be at risk for becoming infected with the virus or bacteria from the vaccine if you receive a live vaccine during Arcalyst treatment. Also, live vaccines may be less effective in people using Arcalyst. Talk to your healthcare provider before receiving a vaccination during Arcalyst treatment.
 
Other Medications That Block Il-1
Medications that block Il-1, including Arcalyst, interfere with the ability of the body to fight infections. Using Arcalyst with other Il-1 blockers may increase your risk for developing potentially serious infections. It is generally recommended that these medicines not be used together.
 
Medications That Block TNF
Combining Arcalyst with medicines that block TNF may increase your risk for developing potentially serious infections. It is generally recommended that these medicines not be used together.
 
Immunosuppressants
Combining Arcalyst with other medications that affect the immune system may increase your risk for potentially serious side effects, including infections and low blood cell counts. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you use more than one immunosuppressant.
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