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rabies vaccine PEP question

Hello:

About 10 days ago I finished receiving rabies Postexposure Prophilaxis vaccine (PEP - boosters) by IMOVAX for some possible poste exposure situation. Very occasionally like once every 7 or 8 days, and only once during such particular day I use over the counter eye drops: "Rhoto" Eye drops for eye irritation in small quantities as per direction and which eye drops contain the following ingredients: - Hypromellose 0.2%, Tetrahydrozoline HCI 0.05% and Zinc Sulfate.

Additionally, very seldom (once a week or less) I use very small quantities of over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% topical solution "Cortizone 10" on my skin at one or two spots at the time and in a very small amounts on the skin area as big as 1 cent coin size of the area.

I know that there are some drug interactions with different drugs regarding the above rabies vaccine that could interfere with it, however I never learned that the above and as so described here over the counter medications could interfere as well. Nevertheless, I do not know  so I worry a little, and my question is if such very occasional applications of the above over the counter medications could possibly interfere somehow with my PEP rabies vaccines that I recently received? Otherwise, I do not take any other medications at all. Should I be conserned because of it as per one time application of each of the above medications so far during this period of the last 10 days? Please let me know, I hope I am O.K.!

I trust this will receive your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.

Respectfully yours,

Rysio.
Age
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52
Sex
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Male
Weight
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180
Current Medications
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None other. And I never learned if the described in my post over the counter medications could have any interactions with the vaccine, but I wonder and worry a little?
Drug Allergies
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none
Medical Conditions
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O.K. no health problems.
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According to the medical literature, the Rabies vaccine does not interact with any prescription or nonprescription medications including eye drops, creams, or oral medications.
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Dear Pharmacy Doctor:

To further clear on my (above) posted question regarding rabies vaccination, please know that I never found out of course or never received any information from any source if there could be any interactions as to such rabies vaccine and above mentioned over the counter medications used very ocasionally. I just wanted to find out about it. I only talked about this briefly with my local pharmacist and he said that there are none, but he seemed to be in a hurry.

Thanks,

Rysio.
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Dear Pharmacy Doctor:

I am glad you have not answered yet since I still have some more information to add up to my primary, above post yet, which I just forgot and there is no easy option to edit such a post.

Additionally, very seldom, perhaps once a month only or so I take just ½ of tablet prescription (Alprazolam 0.5 mg) when I am a little nervous, and just about twice a month regular dose of over-the-counter Tylenol for my headache, as well. Would those perhaps additionally have any interaction with my rabies Post Exposure vaccination as already described above and when used very occasionally?

Otherwise, I do not take any other medicines and I am generally healthy. Please let me know if I am O.K. with it considering my recent PEP vaccination?

Kind regards,

Rysio.
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Dear Pharmacy Doctor:

There is no easy way to edit the post so I need to add up by comments. I am sorry for this.
However, on my list there is still one more to have the whole picture of it:
In addition to the above I also use over-the-counter topical solution: "Medicated Chest Rub" or "Sport Tiger Balm" for muscle pains containing - Menthol 2.6% - 11% which is topical analgesic/ cough suppressant, Camphor 4.8% -11%, Eucalyptus Oil 1.2% - once a week.
That is really all now!!
- Rysio.
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Hello Doctor:
I am quite confused here, so please be so kind to let me know how should I explain or interpret the information placed on the reputable site called "Drugs.com" which says (quote):
"A total of 128 drugs (416 brand and generic names) are known to interact with rabies vaccine", and it lists all those drug there, and also says there may be more as well.
The link: http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/rabies-vaccine-purified-chick-embryo-cell.html
Some similar sites say the same.
Please be so kind to explain it to me so I could benefit from your help!
I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.

Kind regards,
Rysio.
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