Medications such as interferon and cyclosporine can have negative drug interactions with Tysabri. Although many medications are safely used together daily, some drug combinations can produce serious, even life-threatening, interactions. Physicians and pharmacists should always be aware of all medications, including herbal and over-the-counter, that a patient may be taking in order to avoid these negative interactions.1
- Drugs that can weaken the immune system, such as azathioprine, cyclosporine, and methotrexate, can negatively interact with Tysabri.2
- Corticosteroids, such as prednisone, can also negatively interact with Tysabri.2
- Tysabri is a brand name of the generic medication natalizumab.2
Selected by our Guides and Physician Review Team (of Organized Wisdom).
- Cerner Multum (via Drugs.com): What Other Drugs will Affect Tysabri?
- MediResource (via C-Health): What Other Drugs Could Interact with Tysabri?
- First DataBank (via WebMD): Tysabri IV Interactions
- National MS Society: Tysabri (Natalizumab): Warnings and Precautions
- RxList: Tysabri: Drug Interactions
Source: Organized Wisdom