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Before receiving this vaccination, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: cancer chemotherapy, corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone, dexamethasone), drugs that lower the immune system (e.g., cyclosporine, 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: Overdose with this vaccine is highly unlikely. If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents should call the US National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents should call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: This vaccine is given as a single dose.
Although this vaccine has been shown to reduce the risk of getting shingles, it may not fully protect everyone who receives the vaccine.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist about the need for other vaccines to prevent potentially severe illness (e.g., flu shots).
MISSED DOSE: Not applicable.
STORAGE: Not applicable. This vaccine is given in a doctor's office and will not be stored at home.
Information last revised January 2012. Copyright(c) 2012 First Databank, Inc.
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