August 3, 2015
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DRUG INTERACTIONS: Drug interactions may change how your child's medications work or increase your child's risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products your child uses (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your child's doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your child's doctor's approval.

Some products that may interact with this vaccine include: drugs that weaken the immune system (such as azathioprine, cyclosporine, cancer chemotherapy), corticosteroids taken by mouth or given by injection (such as dexamethasone), recent blood transfusion or use of blood products (such as immunoglobulins), certain antiviral drugs (such as acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir).

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.

OVERDOSE: Not applicable.

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: Different brands of this medication have different storage needs. Check the product package for instructions on how to store your brand, or ask your pharmacist. 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.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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