Should methotrexate patients get shingles vaccine?

Dose dependent. This judgement has to be made by the provider. Technically low dose Methotrexate is not considered a contraindication to receiving the shingles vaccine. But only your provider will have a full picture of your immune status. Shingles vaccine is a live vaccine and not given to those with significant immunosuppression.

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Can I receive the shingles vaccine if I have RA a and I am taking methotrexate and rituximab?

No as a general rule. Its best to offer live vaccines such as zostavax prior to initiating therapy with immunosupressive agents. Combination of Rituximab with a live vaccine may cause more harm than good. In rare cases, only your doctor can decide if the benefit of this vaccine outweighs the potential risks. If feasible, Rituximab may be stopped for a few months prior to administering live vaccine. Read more...

My RA doc recommended stopping my wkly sunday dose of 20 mg methotrexate, getting my shingles vaccine monday, resume next sun dose. Is 20 a low dose?

Follow MD'S advice. He has studied long ; hard 2 get where he/she is. Don't try 2 second quess him/her or confuse the issue. Read more...
Individual . The dosage is vary and will be different for different patients. Do not adjust the dose by yourself. Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. If concern, is always good to ask your physician. Read more...

Getting conflicting answers on whether an asplenic patient should get shingles vaccine?

If you are 60+, And have no other contraindications, there is no reason not to get the shingles vaccine. Anyone telling you that being asplenic should keep you from getting this live attenuated vaccine has no understanding about asplenism. Read more...

Should transplant patients stay away from people with shingles vaccine?

Probably safe. A person who has received a shingles vaccine is not contagious unless he develops a chicken pox-like rash. If a rash develops, the vaccinated person should restrict contact w/ a transplant patient (or anyone else) if that patient is susceptible to chickenpox. If the kidney transplant patient already had chicken pox, he is not at risk. Read more...

Would you recommend the shingles vaccine for a 65 year old patient taking 7.5mg methotrexate once weekly for rheumatoid arthritis?

Zoster+ MTX. Hello~ ZOSTAVAX +65yo + MTX ?? ANSWER: YES ABSOLUTELY DEFINITELY YESTERDAY ! THANKS. Read more...
Yes. Adults over age 60 should receive the zoster vaccine (Zostavax). Patients with rheumatoid arthritis can receive the vaccine if their disease is under control.Methotrexate therapy of <0.4mg/kg/week is not considered sufficiently immunosuppressive to be a contraindication. What is your weight? Ask your MD for more info and to rule out other contraindications. Read more...