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Can ciclosporin affect other medicines and treatments?

Ciclosporin may be prescribed along with other drugs to treat your condition. However, some drugs may interact with ciclosporin, so you should discuss any new medications with your doctor before starting them, and you should always tell anybody treating you that you're taking ciclosporin.

Can I have vaccinations while I'm on cliclosporin?

If you're on ciclosporin it's recommended that you avoid live vaccines such as yellow fever. In certain situations, however, a live vaccine may be necessary (for example rubella immunisation in women of childbearing age), in which case your doctor will discuss the possible risks and benefits of the immunisation with you.

If you're offered shingles vaccination (Zostavax) it's best if you can have this before starting ciclosporin as it isn't usually recommended for people who are already on ciclosporin. Pneumococcal vaccine (which gives protection against the commonest cause of pneumonia) and yearly flu vaccines don't interact with ciclosporin and are recommended.

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