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Drug Interactions between famciclovir and zoster vaccine live

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famciclovir zoster vaccine live

Applies to: famciclovir and zoster vaccine live

If you are currently being treated with famciclovir, you should talk to your doctor before receiving zoster vaccine live. Antiviral medications like famciclovir can reduce the activity of the vaccine. To ensure adequate vaccine response, you should not receive zoster vaccine live until at least 24 hours after you complete your famciclovir therapy. If you have just been vaccinated, it would be best to wait at least 14 days before using famciclovir. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. 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 and food interactions

No alcohol/food interactions were found. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.

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.

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
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 interaction information available.

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