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how long do i need to be off humira both before and after a shingles vaccination

A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Unknown: I don't believe there is any concrete answer to this question, yet. It is not recommended to be used together. Humira has a half-life of up to 20 days ... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Patterson
42 years experience Family Medicine
Not a good idea: The shingles vaccincation (known as zostervax) is a live virus, therefore you would run the risk of infection from the vaccination itself. Any med ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
NO: No! you must see your rheumatologist before getting any further injections.
A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Both are immunosuppressants, shingles is caused by herpes zoster which lingers in our body's dorsal nerve roots, waiting for any chance of a weakened ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: This medication must be discontinued until the shingles have totally resolved.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Doubtful: I am not aware of any such association.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Stokes
21 years experience Family Medicine
No zostrix (capsaicin): Zoster vaccination will not help the symptoms of an active outbreak of shingles. It can help prevent future outbreaks though
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Yes: I am not sure how the two are related. None the less a shingles vaccination at your age is a good idea.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: Shingles are only contagious to someone who either has not been vaccinated, had the chickenpox or are immunosupressed (i.e. chemotherapy or HIV).
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Choate
43 years experience Pediatrics
Now: even if you have had shingles, the vaccine may help prevent reoccurance

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