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Ixiaro Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (SA14-14-2) (Ixiaro)?
- What are the possible side effects of this vaccine (Ixiaro)?
- What is the most important information I should know about this vaccine (Ixiaro)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving this vaccine (Ixiaro)?
- How is this vaccine given (Ixiaro)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ixiaro)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ixiaro)?
- What should I avoid before or after receiving this vaccine (Ixiaro)?
- What other drugs will affect Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (SA14-14-2) (Ixiaro)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving this vaccine (Ixiaro)?
You should not receive this vaccine if you have ever had a life-threatening allergic reaction to any vaccine containing Japanese encephalitis virus.
If you have any of these other conditions, your vaccine may need to be postponed or not given at all:
- a bleeding or blood clotting disorder; or
- a weak immune system caused by disease or by taking certain medicines or receiving cancer treatments.
You can still receive a vaccine if you have a minor cold. In the case of a more severe illness with a fever or any type of infection, wait until you get better before receiving this vaccine.
Vaccines may be harmful to an unborn baby and generally should not be given to a pregnant woman. However, not vaccinating the mother could be more harmful to the baby if the mother becomes infected with a disease that this vaccine could prevent. Your doctor will decide whether you should receive this vaccine, especially if you have a high risk of infection with Japanese encephalitis virus.
Do not receive this vaccine without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How is this vaccine given (Ixiaro)?
This vaccine is injected into a muscle. You will receive this injection in a doctor's office or clinic setting.
The Japanese encephalitis SA14-14-2 vaccine is given in a series of 2 shots. The shots are usually 28 days apart. Your individual booster schedule may be different from these guidelines. Follow your doctor's instructions or the schedule recommended by the health department of the state you live in.
In addition to receiving the Japanese encephalitis vaccine, use protective clothing, insect repellents, and mosquito netting around your bed to further prevent mosquito bites that could infect you with the Japanese encephalitis virus.
Additional Ixiaro Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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