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Several drugs can interact with Cervarix, including chemotherapy, corticosteroids, and anticoagulants. Caution may be required when giving Cervarix to someone taking an anticoagulant, and people taking an immunosuppressant may have a hard time receiving the vaccine's full benefits, as the immune system may not be able to respond to it adequately.

An Overview of Interactions With Cervarix

As is standard with almost all vaccines, Cervarix® (Human Papillomavirus Bivalent [Types 16 and 18] Vaccine, Recombinant) should not be mixed with any other vaccines in the same vial or syringe. In addition, Cervarix might interact with a few medications. Some of the medicines that may lead to Cervarix drug interactions include:
    • Chemotherapy (as well as radiation treatment)
    • Corticosteroids, such as:
      • Betamethasone (Celestone®)
      • Cortisone
      • Dexamethasone (Decadron®)
      • Fludrocortisone (Florinef®)
      • Hydrocortisone (Cortef®)
      • Methylprednisolone (Depo-Medrol®, Medrol®)
      • Prednisolone (Pediapred®)
      • Prednisone
      • Triamcinolone (Kenalog®)
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