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Drug interactions between prednisone and Zostavax

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prednisone
Zostavax (zoster vaccine live)

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prednisone ↔ zoster vaccine live

Applies to:prednisone and Zostavax (zoster vaccine live)

If you are currently being treated or have recently been treated with predniSONE, you should talk to your doctor before receiving zoster vaccine live. Depending on the dose and length of time you have been on predniSONE, you may be at risk for developing an infection from the vaccine or have a reduced response to the vaccine. In some situations, your doctor may want to delay vaccination to give your body time to recover from the effects of predniSONE therapy. If you have recently been vaccinated with zoster vaccine live, your doctor may choose to postpone treatment with predniSONE for a couple of weeks. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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