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Can mycophenolate affect other medicines and treatments?

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

You should also be aware of the following points:

Can I take vaccinations while I'm on mycophenolate?

If you're on mycophenolate it’s recommended that you avoid live vaccines such as yellow fever or shingles. However, in certain situations 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.

Pneumococcal vaccine (which gives protection against the most common cause of pneumonia) and yearly flu vaccines are safe and recommended.

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