Does the pertussis vaccine interfere with other medicines and food?

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There are no foods know to interact with pertussis vaccine. Medicines that suppress the immune system, such as Simulect and Azathioprine and steroids (including ones to treat asthma), whether inhaled, taken in pill form, or injected, can interact with the pertussis vaccine. In addition, cyclosporine, tacrolimus, muromonab, sirolimus, and mycophenolate, used to prevent organ rejection, can interfere with the pertussis vaccine. Etanerecpt and leflunomide, used to treat juvenile arthritis, also suppresses the immune system and may interfere with the pertussis vaccine.

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