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How does Varivax interact with other medications or foods?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

People who have received the Varivax vaccine should not take aspirin or any other medicines containing aspirin for six weeks afterwards. This is because of the possibility of getting Reye's syndrome. Reye's syndrome is a rare but serious illness that can include coma and death. Corticosteroids may increase the risk of infection.

Your doctor will have a list of other medications that may cause side effects if taken while you receive Varivax.

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