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Drug Interactions With Belatacept

Combining echinacea with belatacept could make belatacept less effective. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medicines together.
Taking belatacept with leflunomide may increase your risk for low blood cell counts, including low red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medicines together. He or she may need to monitor you more closely.
Live Vaccines
Live vaccines are vaccines that contain live viruses or bacteria. If you receive a live vaccine while taking belatacept, you might become infected with the virus or bacteria from the vaccine. Also, live vaccines may be less effective in people taking belatacept. Talk to your healthcare provider before receiving a vaccination or immunization while taking this medication.
Monoclonal Antibodies
If you combine belatacept with a monoclonal antibody, you may have an increased risk for certain side effects, including low white blood cell counts, which could increase your risk for infections. It is generally recommended that belatacept not be combined with belimumab or natalizumab.
Belatacept is always used in combination with mycophenolate. However, belatacept may increase blood levels of mycophenolate, potentially increasing the risk for side effects. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely for side effects when you first start taking these medicines together.
Taking belatacept with pimecrolimus could increase your risk for potentially serious side effects, including infections, lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes), and skin cancer. Although the risk for these side effects is generally low, it is recommended that pimecrolimus not be used with medicines that weaken the immune system, such as belatacept.

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