Other questions about JIA medicationsOOther questions about JIA medicationsOther questions about JIA medicationsEnglishRheumatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNP Lori Tucker, MD Adam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPC Michael Rapoff, PhD Shirley Tse, MD, FRCPC Lynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC9.0000000000000052.0000000000000589.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page answers a few common questions about arthritis medications. It explains which vaccinations are safe to take when you are taking arthritis medications. It also describes complementary and alternative medicines, and how they can affect you.</p><p>You may still have other questions about JIA medications. This section will answer some of the questions you may have. Talk to your child's doctor for more information.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Some JIA medications can limit the type of vaccine that a child can safely receive.</li> <li>Complementary and alternative medicines are therapies that are not prescribed by the regular health care team. </li> <li>Complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine, while alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine.</li></ul>
Autres questions sur les médicaments contre l'arthriteAAutres questions sur les médicaments contre l'arthriteOther questions about JIA medicationsFrenchRheumatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNP Lori Tucker, MD Adam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPC Michael Rapoff, PhD Shirley Tse, MD, FRCPC Lynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC9.0000000000000052.00000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Cette page répond à quelques questions courantes sur les médicaments antirhumatismaux. On y précise quels vaccins sont sécuritaires lorsque tu prends des médicaments antirhumatismaux. On y décrit également des médecines douces et paralléles.</p><p>Vous avez peut-être d’autres questions à poser sur les médicaments contre l’AIJ. Cette section répondra à certaines d’entre elles. Si vous avez besoin de renseignements supplémentaires, veuillez consulter le médecin de votre enfant.<p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Certains vaccins peuvent être contrindiqués avec certains médicaments contre l’AIJ. <li>Les médecines douce et parallèle sont des thérapies non prescrites par l'équipe soignante habituelle. </li> <li>La médecine douce complète la médecine conventionnelle tandis que la médecine parallèle la remplace.</li></ul>

 

 

Other questions about JIA medications1074.00000000000Other questions about JIA medicationsOther questions about JIA medicationsOEnglishRheumatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNP Lori Tucker, MD Adam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPC Michael Rapoff, PhD Shirley Tse, MD, FRCPC Lynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC9.0000000000000052.0000000000000589.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page answers a few common questions about arthritis medications. It explains which vaccinations are safe to take when you are taking arthritis medications. It also describes complementary and alternative medicines, and how they can affect you.</p><p>You may still have other questions about JIA medications. This section will answer some of the questions you may have. Talk to your child's doctor for more information.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Some JIA medications can limit the type of vaccine that a child can safely receive.</li> <li>Complementary and alternative medicines are therapies that are not prescribed by the regular health care team. </li> <li>Complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine, while alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine.</li></ul><h2>What about vaccinations?</h2> <p>We need vaccines to help prevent infections. JIA itself does not cause problems with the vaccines. However, JIA medications can reduce the protection a child will get from vaccines. Some JIA medications can limit the type of vaccine that a child can safely receive. It may be risky to take certain vaccines.</p> <h3>Drugs that are safe with ALL vaccines</h3> <p>NSAIDs, sulfasalazine, and hydroxychloroquine do not change the immune system. ALL ROUTINE VACCINES ARE SAFE.</p> <h3>Drugs that are safe with SOME vaccines</h3> <p><a href="/Article?contentid=1070&language=English">Corticosteroids</a>, <a href="/Article?contentid=185&language=English">methotrexate</a>, leflunomide, <a href="/Article?contentid=113&language=English">cyclophosphamide​</a>, <a href="/Article?contentid=80&language=English">azathioprine</a>, <a href="/Article?contentid=115&language=English">cyclosporine</a>, and biologics DO change the immune system. </p> <p><strong>THE FOLLOWING VACCINES ARE SAFE AND RECOMMENDED:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis </li> <li>Inactivated polio </li> <li>Pneumococcus (Prevnar or Pneumovax) </li> <li>Meningococcus (Menjugate, Menjutec, Menactra) </li> <li>Hemophilus influenza type B </li> <li>Influenza (flu) vaccine (injection)</li> <li>Hepatitis B vaccine and hepatitis A vaccine </li> <li>Gardasil: the vaccine for human papillomavirus </li></ul> <p><strong>THE FOLLOWING ARE LIVE VACCINES</strong>. They are considered <strong>UNSAFE</strong> with these drugs. <strong>THESE VACCINES SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN</strong> until these medications have been stopped for at least one to two months: </p> <ul> <li>Measles, mumps, rubella </li> <li>Oral polio vaccine </li> <li>Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine </li> <li>Influenza (flu) vaccine given as a nasal spray</li> <li>BCG (the vaccine for tuberculosis) </li> <li>Yellow fever </li></ul> <p>If you have any questions about the safety of a vaccine, ask the doctor or nurse.</p> <p>If you have any questions about the safety of a vaccine, ask the doctor or nurse.</p> <h2>What about complementary and alternative medicine?</h2> <p>Complementary and alternative medicines are therapies that are not prescribed by the regular health care team. These include prayer, meditation, therapeutic touch, acupuncture, vitamins, minerals, supplements, or naturopathic or homeopathic therapies. There are many reasons why some people use complementary and alternative medicine. </p> <p>The therapies prescribed by the regular health care team are called conventional medicine. Complementary medicine is used <em>together with</em> conventional medicine. Alternative medicine is used <em>in place of</em> conventional medicine. </p> <h3>Important safety points for complementary and alternative medicine</h3> <ul> <li>Talk to the doctor about any complementary or alternative medicines that you are considering. These can interact with JIA medications. They can affect how the body responds to JIA medications. They may lead to more side effects. </li> <li>Remember that the label may not reflect what is in the bottle. Some of these treatments have ingredients not listed on the label. They may have much more or much less of the featured ingredient than their label states. </li> <li>Even though they may be 'natural,' these treatments can have side effects too. </li> <li>The claims for many of these treatments can be attractive. They can claim to help improve, or even cure, JIA. They can promise to make a child feel better. Much of the information about these treatments is based on personal stories from patients or alternative health care providers. Although some of these treatments may help, they have not been scientifically studied. </li> <li>Check with the doctor to make sure these treatments do not interact with JIA medication. In many cases, the doctor cannot say for sure that there will be no interaction. Many of these treatments have never been studied. </li> <li>Do not stop any prescribed medications. Instead, use these other treatments in addition to the regular medicines. Be sure the doctors or nurses know about any complementary treatments. </li> <li>Some of these treatments may suggest restricting certain foods in the diet. Make sure no essential nutrients are being reduced or cut out. Children require many nutrients to grow and develop properly. For example, if a treatment suggests reducing dairy products, remember that children still need the calcium for healthy growing bones and teeth. </li> </ul>Other questions about JIA medications

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