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RotaTeq Drug Interactions

RotaTeq Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when RotaTeq is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Immune Globulins
Immune globulins decrease the effectiveness of live vaccines (like RotaTeq). Live vaccines should be postponed for six months after a dose of immune globulin, and any live vaccines received in the days immediately before a dose of immune globulin may need to be repeated.
 
Immunosuppressants
If your child is taking an immunosuppressant, he or she may not receive the full benefit of RotaTeq, since the immune system may not be fully capable of responding to the vaccine.
 
Probably more importantly, with some vaccines (especially live vaccines), people taking immunosuppressants may be at a higher risk of actually developing the infection (usually a mild form) from the vaccine. Since RotaTeq is a live vaccine, it may not be recommended in some situations for children taking immunosuppressants.
 
This interaction does not apply to corticosteroids that are applied to the skin or inhaled (which are less likely to suppress the immune system).
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific drug interactions with RotaTeq that may apply to you.
 
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