USES: This medication is used to provide protection (immunization) against Hepatitis A, measles, varicella and rubella infections. It may also be used to boost the body's natural immune response in persons with a compromised immune system.
This medication is used to provide protection (immunization) against Hepatitis A, measles, varicella and rubella infections. It may also be used to boost the body's natural immune response in persons with a compromised immune system. Notes
Because this medication provides protection for a limited period of time (1 to 3 months), additional doses may be necessary based on the situation.
Discuss this with your doctor.
This medication is stored under refrigeration as directed.
HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is administered by injection into a muscle by a health care professional.
Muscle stiffness, redness, warmth, pain and tenderness may occur at the site of injection.
Fever, chills, headache, weakness and nausea may also occur.
If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
Notify your doctor if you experience skin rash, swelling of the hands, feet or face or breathing trouble while taking this medication.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing illnesses, blood disorders or any allergies, including any drug allergies.
This medication should be use only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if this drug is excreted into breast milk.
Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
It is important that each dose be used as scheduled.
If you miss a dose, contact your doctor who will help establish a new dose schedule.
Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take or if you have recently received any vaccines.
Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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for, the expertise and judgement of healthcare professionals. The information
is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions
or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular
drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional
should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or
discontinuing any course of treatment.