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Some products that may interact with this vaccine include: 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.
OVERDOSE: Not applicable.
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: Store in the refrigerator. Do not freeze. Protect from light. 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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