Specific Drugs That React With Rilonacept

More Detail on Drug Interactions With Rilonacept

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when rilonacept is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Echinacea
Combining echinacea with rilonacept could decrease the effectiveness of rilonacept. This is because echinacea is thought to stimulate the immune system, while rilonacept suppresses the activity of the immune system. Talk to your healthcare provider before using these medicines together.
 
Live Vaccinations
Live vaccines are vaccines that contain live viruses or bacteria. Because rilonacept decreases the activity of the immune system, you could be at risk for becoming infected with the virus or bacteria from the vaccine if you receive a live vaccine during rilonacept treatment. Also, live vaccines may be less effective in people using rilonacept. Talk to your healthcare provider before receiving a vaccination during rilonacept treatment.
 
Other Medications That Block Il-1
Medications that block Il-1, including rilonacept, interfere with the ability of the body to fight infections. Using rilonacept with other Il-1 blockers may increase your risk for developing potentially serious infections. It is generally recommended that these medicines not be used together.
 
Medications That Block TNF
Combining rilonacept with medicines that block TNF may increase your risk for developing potentially serious infections. It is generally recommended that these medicines not be used together.
 
Immunosuppressants
Combining rilonacept with other medications that affect the immune system may increase your risk for potentially serious side effects, including infections and low blood cell counts. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you use more than one immunosuppressant.
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