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Drug Interactions With Canakinumab

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The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when canakinumab is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Echinacea
If you take echinacea, it could cause canakinumab to be less effective. This is because echinacea may stimulate the immune system, while canakinumab suppresses the activity of the immune system. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking echinacea during canakinumab treatment.
 
Live Vaccinations
Live vaccines contain live viruses or bacteria. If you receive a live vaccine while using canakinumab, you might become infected with the virus or bacteria. Also, live vaccines may be less effective in people receiving canakinumab. Talk to your healthcare provider before receiving a vaccination during canakinumab treatment.
 
Immunosuppressants
Combining canakinumab 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 take more than one immunosuppressant.
 
Sipuleucel-T
Combining canakinumab with sipuleucel-T can make sipuleucel-T less effective. Talk to your healthcare provider before using these medicines together.
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all canakinumab interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific drug interactions that may apply to you.
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