Live BCG Vaccine/Antibiotics
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Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
When these two medicines are taken together, the antibiotic may cause the live vaccine to not work as well.
What might happen:
The effects of your antibiotic may make the vaccine ineffective.
What you should do about this interaction:
Before receiving a vaccination, let your doctor know if you are taking any antibiotics.Your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Reference:1.BCG Vaccine US prescribing information. Organon Inc. October, 2006.