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Echinacea
Echinacea may decrease the effectiveness of Ifex. Talk to your healthcare provider before combining these products.
 
Live Vaccinations
Live vaccines contain live viruses or bacteria. Because you are more susceptible to infections during Ifex treatment, you could become infected with the virus or bacteria used to make the live vaccine. Also, live vaccines may be less effective in people using Ifex. In general, people receiving this drug should not receive live vaccines. Therefore, you should talk to your healthcare provider before receiving a vaccination during chemotherapy treatment.
 
Medications That Cause Drowsiness
Ifex may add to the sedating effects of medicines that cause drowsiness. These drugs should be used together cautiously.
 
Mifepristone
Mifepristone may increase the level of Ifex in your body, which could increase your risk for side effects. This interaction is more likely to be a concern when mifepristone is taken on an ongoing basis, as opposed to a one-time mifepristone dosage that is used to end an early pregnancy.
 
Pimozide
Ifex may increase blood levels of pimozide, which could increase your risk for side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider before using these drugs together.
 
Roflumilast
Combining roflumilast with Ifex could further increase your risk for infections. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction before using these medicines together.
 
Sipuleucel-T
Sipuleucel-T may be less effective if taken with Ifex. This is because sipuleucel-T is thought to work by stimulating the body's immune system, while Ifex decreases the activity of the immune system. Talk to your healthcare provider about this possible interaction before using these drugs together.
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