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"Live" vaccinations (such as chickenpox vaccine or polio vaccine) can interact with golimumab. In addition, several other drugs can interfere with golimumab, including cyclosporine, theophylline, and anakinra. These interactions 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 Golimumab InteractionsGolimumab (Simponi™) can potentially interact with a few other medications. Some of the drugs that may lead to interactions with golimumab include:
- Abatacept (Orencia®)
- Anakinra (Kineret®)
- Cyclosporine (Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®)
- "Live" vaccinations, including:
- Theophylline (Uniphyl®, Theocron®, TheoCap®, Theo-24®, Elixophyllin®)
- Warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®).
More Details on Golimumab Drug InteractionsThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when golimumab is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Taking golimumab with abatacept can increase your risk of getting an infection. In general, these two medications should not be combined.