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Problems may occur when Recombivax HB is given to people taking anticoagulant or immunosuppressant drugs. For example, the hepatitis B vaccine may not be as effective for someone taking an anticoagulant, or it might not be fully absorbed in someone taking an immunosuppressant. To reduce your risk of interactions with Recombivax HB, tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking.

An Overview of Interactions With Recombivax HB

Recombivax HB® (hepatitis B vaccine) can potentially interact with a few medications. Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with Recombivax HB include:
 
 
  
    • Chemotherapy (as well as radiation treatment)
    • Corticosteroids, such as:
 
      • Betamethasone (Celestone®)
      • Cortisone
      • Dexamethasone (Decadron®)
      • Fludrocortisone (Florinef®)
      • Hydrocortisone (Cortef®)
      • Methylprednisolone (Depo-Medrol®, Medrol®)
      • Prednisolone (Pediapred®)
      • Prednisone
      • Triamcinolone (Kenalog®)
 
 
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