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"Live" vaccines can interact with rituximab, possibly suppressing your immune system enough to make the vaccinations unsafe and ineffective. In addition, several other drugs can interact with rituximab, including echinacea, cisplatin, and blood pressure medications. These reactions can increase your risk of infections and other problems. If such problems are a concern, your healthcare provider may decide to monitor you more closely.

An Overview of Rituximab Interactions

Rituximab (Rituxan®) can potentially interact with a few other medications. Some of the drugs that may lead to interactions with rituximab include:

Drug Interactions With Rituximab Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when rituximab is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
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