How does the hepatitis A and B vaccine interact with other medications?

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy Specialist

Hepatitis A
The hepatitis A vaccine is not known to interact with any foods. The immune system may not respond to the vaccine appropriately if it is inhibited by immune suppressant medications like cancer chemotherapy and drugs that prevent organ transplant rejection. You should give your doctor a complete list of all the prescription or over-the-counter medications you are take.

Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B vaccine may interact with live vaccines, such as those for the measles, mumps and rubella. Medications that cause immune suppression, such as cancer chemotherapy and drugs to prevent organ transplant rejection, can reduce the efficacy of the vaccine.

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