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Drug interactions between Pneumovax 23 and Zostavax

Results for the following 2 drugs:
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.

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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.
Unknown No information available.

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

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