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What medications can interact with aminosalicylates?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine has caused Reye syndrome, a serious illness that can affect the brain and liver, in some people taking aminosalicylates. Varicella vaccination should be avoided while taking an aminosalicylate and for 6 weeks after stopping one.

If you are taking heparin, methotrexate, or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, sulfasalazine may not be a good option for you. 

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