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Methotrexate and Flu Shots

My wife is on Methotrexate (Metoject) for early stage Rheumatoid Arthritis.  We would like to know if it is safe for her to get a flu shot.  
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1530171 tn?1448133193
Hey mattsh, welcome to the forum.

The following interactions were found with the specific vaccines mentioned below.
Please find out if they match the one considered for her, regarding the 2013-2014 flu season.

Contraindicated!
methotrexate + influenza virus vaccine quadrivalent, intranasal

Significant Interaction - Monitor Closely!
methotrexate + influenza virus vaccine trivalent, recombinant

Significant Interaction - Monitor Closely!
methotrexate + influenza virus vaccine trivalent

Significant Interaction - Monitor Closely!
methotrexate + influenza virus vaccine quadrivalent

--Source: Medscape Drug Interaction Checker

Hope this helps, but please note that this is not intended as a substitute for medical advice.

Best wishes
Niko
1530171 tn?1448133193
Hey mattsh, welcome to the forum.

The following interactions were found with the specific vaccines mentioned below.
Please find out if they match the one considered for her, regarding the 2013-2014 flu season.

Contraindicated!
methotrexate + influenza virus vaccine quadrivalent, intranasal

Significant Interaction - Monitor Closely!
methotrexate + influenza virus vaccine trivalent, recombinant

Significant Interaction - Monitor Closely!
methotrexate + influenza virus vaccine trivalent

Significant Interaction - Monitor Closely!
methotrexate + influenza virus vaccine quadrivalent

--Source: Medscape Drug Interaction Checker

Hope this helps, but please note that this is not intended as a substitute for medical advice.

Best wishes
Niko
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