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Drug Interactions With Abatacept

Anakinra (Kineret)
Combining abatacept with anakinra can increase your risk of getting an infection or other side effects. In general, these two medications should not be taken together.
Live Vaccines
Live vaccines are immunizations that contain live viruses or bacteria. If you receive a live vaccine while taking abatacept, you might become infected with the virus or bacteria from the vaccine. Also, abatacept can make live vaccines less effective. You should not receive live vaccinations while taking this drug.
TNF Inhibitors
Taking abatacept with TNF inhibitors can increase your risk of getting an infection. Also, studies suggest that using abatacept in combination with TNF inhibitors does not provide any additional benefit for treating rheumatoid arthritis. In general, these medications should not be taken together.

Final Thoughts on Abatacept Drug Interactions

It is possible that not all drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific interactions with abatacept that may apply to you.
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