"Flu viruses are constantly changing so it's not unusual for new flu virus strains to appear each year. For more information about how flu viruses change, visit How the Flu Virus Can Change www.cdc.gov/flu/about/viruses/change.htm.
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Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this vaccine include: 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).
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.
OVERDOSE: Not applicable.
NOTES: Keep all medical and laboratory appointments.
MISSED DOSE: This vaccine is usually given once for each flu season. If the health care professional 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 health care professional to set up a new appointment.
STORAGE: Store in the refrigerator. Keep product in the original carton to protect from light. Do not freeze. If necessary, this vaccine may be stored at room temperature only once (up to 25 degrees C or 77 degrees F) for up to 12 hours but must be returned to the refrigerator as soon as possible. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Information last revised March 2015. Copyright(c) 2015 First Databank, Inc.
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