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Drug interactions between aspirin and FluMist

Results for the following 2 drugs:
aspirin
FluMist (influenza virus vaccine, live, trivalent)

Interactions between your drugs

Major

aspirin influenza virus vaccine, live

Applies to: aspirin and FluMist (influenza virus vaccine, live, trivalent)

Vaccination with influenza virus vaccine, live is not recommended in children less than 18 years of age who are receiving aspirin therapy. The use of aspirin or related medications has been linked to a serious and potentially fatal condition called Reye's syndrome in children with certain viral infections such as influenza or chicken pox. Because influenza virus vaccine, live contains live (but weakened) virus, there is some concern that it can cause Reye's syndrome when used with aspirin. The immunizing doctor should be informed of current or recent therapy with aspirin so that appropriate measures and/or precautions can be taken, such as substituting influenza virus vaccine, live with a vaccine that contains inactivated virus. Never give aspirin to children or adolescents who have a fever without talking to a doctor, especially if they also have flu symptoms or chicken pox. It is important to tell the doctor about all other medications being used, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to the doctor.

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Drug and food interactions

No results found in our database - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

Therapeutic duplication warnings

No warnings were found for your selected drugs.

Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

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.
Unknown No information available.

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

Further information

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