Does BCG Live interact with other medications or food?

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Antibiotics can weaken the effectiveness of BCG Live vaccine and should not be used while receiving treatment. Some medications can weaken your immune system and make you susceptible to developing an infection, including cyclosporine, sirolimus, tacrolimus, basiliximab, muromanab-CD3, mycophenolate mofetil, azathiprine, leflunomide, etanercept, corticosteroids. If you develop a bacterial infection while taking BCG Live you may have to stop treatment so that you can take an antibiotic. Radiation therapy and cytotoxic cancer treatments can increase the risk of bacterial infection while taking BCG Live.

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