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This vaccine should not be used with medications that weaken the immune system such as: corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone doses over 7.5 milligrams a day), cancer chemotherapy, organ transplant drugs (e.g., cyclosporine, tacrolimus, mycophenolate), abatacept, efalizumab, adalimumab, infliximab.
If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before receiving the rubella virus vaccine. Vaccination can be received after these medications have been stopped for 30 days.
Wait at least 3 months before vaccination with rubella virus vaccine if you have received immune globulin (IG), Rho immune globulin D, or a blood/plasma transfusion. You may not develop enough antibodies to protect you from rubella infection.
If you have received a tuberculosis (TB) skin test, wait until the TB test is read by medical personnel before vaccination with rubella.
Other vaccines may be given at the same time as this vaccine, but they should be given with separate syringes and at different injection sites.
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 vaccine records for all of your children, and provide them to their doctors and to your children after they are grown. This will prevent unnecessary re-vaccinations.
MISSED DOSE: It is important that your child receives each vaccination as scheduled. Be sure to ask when each dose should be received and make a note on a calendar to help you remember.
STORAGE: Not applicable. This vaccine is given in a doctor's office and will not be stored at home.
Information last revised August 2010. Copyright(c) 2010 First Databank, Inc.
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