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Certain medications should not be taken in combination with Cimzia. For example, interactions may occur if you use anakinra or any "live" vaccinations while you are taking the Crohn's disease medicine. These drug interactions with Cimzia can increase your risk of getting an infection, and you might become infected with the virus or bacteria from the vaccine.

An Overview of Cimzia Interactions

Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) can potentially interact with a few other medications. Some of these medicines that may lead to drug interactions with Cimzia include:
  • "Live" vaccinations, including:




Cimzia Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Cimzia is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Combining abatacept with Cimzia may increase the risk of serious infections without providing any additional benefit. These medications should not be combined.
Anakinra (Kineret)
Taking Cimzia with anakinra can increase your risk of getting an infection. In general, these two medications should not be taken together.
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