Does the vaccine interact with any medications?

What medications should be avoided before the COVID-19 vaccine?

It is not recommended you take over-the-counter medicine – such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or acetaminophen – before vaccination for the purpose of trying to prevent vaccine-related side effects.

Do I need to discontinue my medications after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?

For most people, it is not recommended to avoid, discontinue, or delay medications that you are routinely taking for prevention or treatment of other medical conditions around the time of COVID-19 vaccination.

Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I have an underlying condition?

People with underlying medical conditions can receive a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they have not had an immediate or severe allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of the ingredients in the vaccine. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people with underlying medical conditions. Vaccination is an important consideration for adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions because they are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

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Can you get the COVID-19 vaccine while on antibiotics?

People with mild illnesses can be vaccinated. Do not withhold vaccination if a person is taking antibiotics.

Can you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are taking blood thinners?

As with all vaccines, any COVID-19 vaccine product may be given to these patients, if a physician familiar with the patient’s bleeding risk determines that the vaccine can be administered intramuscularly with reasonable safety.

Is it safe to take ibuprofen after the COVID-19 vaccine?

Talk to your doctor about taking over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin, or antihistamines, for any pain and discomfort you may experience after getting vaccinated.

Is it safe to take paracetamol before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?

Taking painkillers such as paracetamol before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to prevent side effects is not recommended. This is because it is not known how painkillers may affect how well the vaccine works.

Can I take Tylenol after the COVID-19 vaccine?

Talk to your doctor about taking over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin, or antihistamines, for any pain and discomfort you may experience after getting vaccinated.

Should you take allergy medication before or after the COVID-19 vaccine?

If you already take medications for allergies, such as antihistamine medicines, “you shouldn’t stop them before your vaccination,” Kaplan says. There are no specific recommendations to take allergy medications like Benadryl before the vaccination, she says.

Does COVID-19 vaccine increase your blood sugar?

There is no known interaction with the vaccine and diabetes medications, so it is important to continue on your medications and insulin. Some patients with diabetes experience higher blood sugars for 1-7 days or more after the vaccine, so monitor your blood sugars very closely after vaccination.

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