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Belatacept Disease Interactions

There are 6 disease interactions with belatacept:


Belatacept (Includes belatacept) ↔ EBV

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applies to: Mononucleosis

Belatacept is contraindicated in transplant recipients who are Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) seronegative or with unknown EBV serostatus due to the risk of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD), predominantly involving the central nervous system.


Belatacept (Includes belatacept) ↔ vaccination

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Vaccination

The use of live vaccines should be avoided during treatment with belatacept, including but not limited to the intranasal influenza, measles, mumps, rubella, oral polio, BCG, yellow fever, varicella, and TY21a typhoid vaccines.


Immunosuppressive agents (Includes belatacept) ↔ infections

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Infection - Bacterial/Fungal/Protozoal/Viral

Serious and sometimes fatal infections have been reported in patients receiving immunosuppressive agents. Caution should be exercised when considering their use in patients with severe or chronic infections. It is recommended to interrupt therapy in patients who develop a new infection while undergoing treatment and to monitor these patients closely for any sign or symptom indicative of infection.


Immunosuppressive agents (Includes belatacept) ↔ PML

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Immunodeficiency

Immunosuppressive agents may increase the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). Certain agents are contraindicated in patients who have or have had PML. Patients receiving chronic immunosuppressant or immunomodulatory therapy or who have systemic medical conditions resulting in significantly compromised immune system function should not be treated with these agents. Healthcare professionals should monitor patients for any new sign or symptom suggestive of PML. Withhold therapy dosing immediately and perform an appropriate diagnostic evaluation at the first sign or symptom suggestive of PML.


Belatacept (Includes belatacept) ↔ liver dysfunction

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Liver Disease

The use of belatacept in liver transplant patients is not recommended as it may be associated with a higher rate of graft loss and death.


Belatacept (Includes belatacept) ↔ tuberculosis

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Tuberculosis -- Active, Tuberculosis -- Latent

Prior to initiating belatacept, patients should be screened for latent tuberculosis infection with a tuberculin skin test. Treatment of latent tuberculosis infection should be initiated prior to therapy with belatacept. Anti-tuberculosis therapy should also be considered prior to initiation of belatacept in patients with a past-history of latent or active tuberculosis in whom an adequate course of treatment cannot be confirmed, and for patients with a negative test for latent tuberculosis but having risk factors for tuberculosis infection. Caution should be exercised and tuberculosis should be strongly considered in patients who develop a new infection during belatacept treatment, especially in patients who have previously or recently traveled to countries with a high prevalence of tuberculosis, or who have had close contact with a person with active tuberculosis.

Belatacept drug interactions

There are 113 drug interactions with belatacept

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
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.
Unknown No information available.

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