" March 31, 2011 -- Parents worry a lot about vaccine risks and side effects, and most of them are questioning doctors about those concerns.
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Before using this medication, tell the doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products your child may use, especially of: corticosteroids taken by mouth or given by injection (such as dexamethasone), drugs that weaken the immune system (such as azathioprine, cyclosporine, cancer chemotherapy).
This vaccination may interfere with certain laboratory tests (such as antigen tests). Make sure laboratory personnel and the doctor know your child has been recently vaccinated.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before your child gets this product, tell the doctor or pharmacist of all the products your child may use. Keep a list of all your child's medications with you, and share the list with the doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Even if your child has already had diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, or Haemophilus influenzae B infection, he or she may not be protected from getting them again. Your child should still receive this vaccine if the doctor orders it.
MISSED DOSE: It is important that your child receives each vaccination as scheduled. Be sure to make a note of when your child received their last vaccination for their medical record.
STORAGE: Not applicable. This vaccine is given in a doctor's office and will not be stored at home.
Information last revised March 2013. Copyright(c) 2013 First Databank, Inc.
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