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Why might mmr vaccination be postponed with cosentyx?

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The MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine might be postponed in individuals taking Cosentyx (secukinumab) due to potential implications related to the immune system. Cosentyx is a medication used to treat several conditions, such as plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis [1]. It is a type of drug known as a biologic, which works by targeting specific proteins in the immune system [1].

The MMR vaccine is a live attenuated vaccine, meaning it contains weakened forms of the measles, mumps, and rubella viruses [2]. Since Cosentyx can affect the immune system's function, there could be a risk that the vaccine may not work as effectively in individuals taking this medication [3]. Moreover, there might be an increased risk of adverse effects from the vaccine due to the weakened immune system [3].

Therefore, healthcare providers might decide to postpone MMR vaccination until a patient is no longer taking Cosentyx or has completed a sufficient wash-out period after discontinuing the medication [3]. It is essential to consult a healthcare professional for personalized advice regarding vaccinations and medication use [3].

Sources:

[1] Cosentyx. (n.d.). Retrieved from <https://www.cosentyx.com/>

[2] Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine. (2021, August 12). Retrieved from <https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/mmr.html>

[3] DrugPatentWatch. (n.d.). Cosentyx (secukinumab): DrugBank, FDA, Clinical Trials, Patents, Reviews, and More. Retrieved from <https://www.drugpatentwatch.com/drugs/cosentyx>


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