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Pedvax HIB Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is haemophilus B conjugate (PRP-OMP) vaccine (Pedvax HIB)?
- What are the possible side effects of this vaccine (Pedvax HIB)?
- What is the most important information I should know about this vaccine (Pedvax HIB)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving haemophilus B conjugate (PRP-OMP) vaccine (Pedvax HIB)?
- How is this vaccine given (Pedvax HIB)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Pedvax HIB)?
- What happens if I overdose (Pedvax HIB)?
- What should I avoid before or after receiving this vaccine (Pedvax HIB)?
- What other drugs will affect this vaccine (Pedvax HIB)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Pedvax HIB)?
Contact your doctor if you will miss a booster dose or if you get behind schedule. The next dose should be given as soon as possible. There is no need to start over.
Be sure your child receives all recommended doses of this vaccine. If your child does not receive the full series of vaccines, he or she may not be fully protected against the disease.
What happens if I overdose (Pedvax HIB)?
An overdose of this vaccine is not likely to occur.
What should I avoid before or after receiving this vaccine (Pedvax HIB)?
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity before or after receiving this vaccine unless your child's doctor has told you otherwise.
What other drugs will affect this vaccine (Pedvax HIB)?
Before receiving this vaccine, tell the doctor about all other vaccines your child has recently received.
Also tell the doctor if your child has recently received drugs or treatments that can weaken the immune system, including:
- an oral, nasal, inhaled, or injectable steroid medicine;
- medications to treat psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other autoimmune disorders, such as azathioprine (Imuran), efalizumab (Raptiva), etanercept (Enbrel), leflunomide (Arava), and others; or
- medicines to treat or prevent organ transplant rejection, such as basiliximab (Simulect), cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral, Gengraf), muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone), mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept), sirolimus (Rapamune), or tacrolimus (Prograf).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs not listed that can affect haemophilus B conjugate vaccine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications your child uses. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your child's doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist may have information about haemophilus B conjugate vaccine written for health professionals that you may read. You may also find additional information from your local health department or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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