Drug interactions between Pneumovax 23 and Zostavax
|Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal 23-polyvalent vaccine)|
|Zostavax (zoster vaccine live)|
Interactions between your drugs
pneumococcal 23-polyvalent vaccine zoster vaccine live
Applies to: Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal 23-polyvalent vaccine) and Zostavax (zoster vaccine live)
Pneumococcal 23-polyvalent vaccine may interfere with the immune response to zoster vaccine live. These vaccines should generally not be given at the same time. A person who has been vaccinated with pneumococcal 23-polyvalent vaccine should generally wait at least 4 weeks before getting zoster vaccine live, and vice versa. The immunizing doctor should be informed of recent vaccination history so that appropriate measures and/or precautions can be taken. 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.
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 therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
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