How does FluMist interact with other medications or food?

Note: A CDC panel concluded in 2016 that FluMist has not been effective in recent years. The panel did not recommend its use for the 2016-2017 flu season.

There are several medications that may interact with FluMist. These include medications that may weaken the immune system, such as steroids; drugs used to treat or prevent the rejection of a transplanted organ, such as basiliximab (Simulect), cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral, Gengraf), muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone), mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept), sirolimus (Rapamune) or tacrolimus (Prograf); or drugs used to treat autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, including azathioprine (Imuran), etanercept (Enbrel), leflunomide (Arava) and others.

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