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Tysabri Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when Tysabri is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Immunosuppressants
In general, people receiving Tysabri should not take immunosuppressants, due to an increased risk for potentially serious side effects, including infections. People who take corticosteroids should be taken off the corticosteroid within six months of starting Tysabri.
 
Leflunomide
Combining leflunomide with Tysabri may increase your risk for side effects, such as low red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. These reactions could lead to anemia, infections, or bleeding problems. Your healthcare provider will likely monitor you for these problems if you use these medications together.
 
Live Vaccinations
Live vaccines are vaccines that contain live viruses or bacteria. If you receive a live vaccine while using Tysabri, you might become infected with the virus or bacteria from the vaccine. Also, live vaccines may be less effective in people receiving Tysabri. Talk to your healthcare provider before receiving a vaccination or immunization while using this medication.
 
Sipuleucel-T
Combining Tysabri with sipuleucel-T can make sipuleucel-T less effective. Talk to your healthcare provider before using these medicines together.
 

Final Thoughts

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