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This product should not be used with the following products because very serious interactions may occur: drugs that weaken the immune system (such as azathioprine, cyclosporine, cancer chemotherapy).
If your child is using any of these medications, tell the doctor or pharmacist before your child receives this product.
Before receiving 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), recent blood transfusion or use of blood products (such as immunoglobulins).
Avoid giving your child aspirin or aspirin-like medications (such as salsalate) for 6 weeks after your child has been vaccinated.
This product may interfere with certain laboratory tests (such as tuberculosis skin tests). Make sure laboratory personnel and all your child's doctors know that your child has recently received this product.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before your child receives this product, tell the doctor or pharmacist of all the products your child uses. Keep a list of all the medications with you, and share the list with the 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: Even if your child has already had measles, mumps, rubella, or varicella virus infections, 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 September 2010. Copyright(c) 2010 First Databank, Inc.
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