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DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring the child for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products the child may use, especially of: "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin or heparins), cancer chemotherapy drugs, corticosteroids (e.g., dexamethasone, prednisone), drugs that weaken the immune system (e.g., cyclosporine, efalizumab, tacrolimus).

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: It is important to understand the risks and benefits of vaccinations. Discuss this with your doctor.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the need for other vaccines to prevent possibly severe illness (e.g., flu shots).

Make sure all of your doctors know the child has received this vaccine. Make sure a note is placed in the child's medical record of having received this vaccine.

MISSED DOSE: It is important to receive each vaccination as scheduled. Be sure to ask when each dose should be received and make a note of the schedule.

STORAGE: Not applicable. This vaccine is given in a doctor's office or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Information last revised October 2010. Copyright(c) 2010 First Databank, Inc.

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