Engerix-B Drug Interactions
Engerix-B Drug Interactions ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Engerix-B is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Caution should be taken when giving intramuscular injections (including Engerix-B) to individuals taking anticoagulant medications (commonly known as "blood thinners"). Make sure your healthcare providers (including the person actually giving the injection) know if you are taking an anticoagulant.
If you are taking an immunosuppressant, you may not receive the full benefit of Engerix-B, since the immune system may not be fully capable of responding to the vaccine.
In addition, with some vaccines, especially live vaccines, people taking immunosuppressants may be at a higher risk of actually developing the infection (usually a mild form) from the vaccine. However, because Engerix-B is not a live vaccine, this is not a problem.
Final ThoughtsIt is possible that not all drug interactions with Engerix-B were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific interactions that may apply to you.