"The Seasonal Flu Vaccine: What You Need to Know
- Why get vaccinated?
- Inactivated influenza vaccine
- Who should get inactivated influenza vaccine?
- When should I get influenza vaccine?
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Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.
Avoid taking certain drugs that fight flu virus (e.g., amantadine, oseltamivir, rimantadine) when receiving this vaccine. If you are currently taking any of these drugs, you should not receive this vaccine until at least 48 hours after stopping treatment. Do not take any of these drugs until at least 2 weeks after receiving this vaccine.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: other vaccines, other products applied in the nose, drugs that weaken the immune system (e.g., cyclosporine, tacrolimus, certain anti-cancer drugs, corticosteroids such as prednisone).
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Keep all medical and laboratory appointments.
MISSED DOSE: This vaccine is usually given once for each flu season. If the doctor prescribes a second dose (for a first vaccination in a child aged 2 through 8 years), and the child misses the second dose, contact the doctor to set up a new appointment.
STORAGE: Not applicable. This vaccine is given in a doctor's office or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Information last revised July 2011. Copyright(c) 2011 First Databank, Inc.
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