Talimogene laherparepvec/Selected Immunosuppressants Interactions

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.

Medical warning:

Very Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects and are usually not taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

Your cancer medicine contains a weakened herpes virus. Medicines which suppress your immune system may decrease your body's ability to fight infection.

What might happen:

Using these medicines together could cause a severe herpes infection.

What you should do about this interaction:

Before getting talimogene laherparepvec, make sure your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) knows you are taking a medicine that may suppress your immune system. Your doctor may want to stop one of your medicines.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

  • 1.Imlygic (talimogene laherparepvec) US prescribing information. Amgen Inc. October 27, 2015..

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