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JoeTheLionWentToTheBar

viral suppression meds and annual flu shots

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JoeTheLionWentToTheBar

Its a bit of a medical question but...

Does anyone have any information concerning the use of viral suppression medications such as famciclovir and the annual flu shot.

1.) Is there any interaction or concern that I should be aware of

2.) Does one limit the effectiveness of the other

3.) Should one not get a flu shot

4.) Should one stop taking viral suppression medications before or after getting the annual flu shot.

5. Will the flu shot trigger an outbreak

My first outbreak was in May and I've been taking famciclovir daily.

Can anyone help me

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FaithfulOne

I am pretty certain the flu shot is okay to get, as my doctor has me scheduled for one, on my next visit (I have to go monthly, not for Herpes, but pain from other conditions)

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aces70

IDK. I got my flu shot last Monday and on Saturday I popped up with a huge cold sore. I'm not on antivirals but I did wonder if the flu shot had something to do with it.

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