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Drug Interactions With Belimumab

More Information on Drug Interactions With Belimumab

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when belimumab is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Biologic Medications
Belimumab has not been studied in combination with other biologic medications. At this time, the manufacturer does not recommend combining belimumab with other biologics. At least theoretically, serious problems, such as too much immune suppression, could result.
 
Intravenous Cyclophosphamide
Belimumab has not been studied in combination with intravenous cyclophosphamide. At this time, the manufacturer does not recommend combining these medications. At least theoretically, serious problems, such as too much immune suppression, could result.
 
Live Vaccines
Live vaccines contain live viruses or bacteria. If you receive a live vaccine while using belimumab, you might become infected with the virus or bacteria from the vaccine. Also, live vaccines may be less effective in people taking belimumab.
 
Talk to your healthcare provider before receiving a vaccination or immunization while using this medication. In general, you should not receive a live vaccine while you are taking belimumab or even within 30 days before starting it.
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all drug interactions with belimumab 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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