haemophilus b/hepatitis b vaccine - injection, Comvax (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication, tell the doctor or pharmacist if your child is allergic to it; or to yeast or latex; or if your child have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell the doctor or pharmacist your infant's medical history, especially of: bleeding problems (e.g., hemophilia, low platelets, anticoagulant treatment), current illness with fever.If your child has decreased immune function from other medications (see also Drug Interactions) or other illness (e.g., HIV, leukemia, lymphoma, other cancer), the child's body may not make enough antibodies to protect them from Haemophilus influenza b or hepatitis B infection. Antibody levels should be checked after the vaccine series.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your infant's doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring your child for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any of your child's medicines before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.Before your infant receives this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products your child may use, especially of medications that can decrease immune function: corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), cancer chemotherapy, organ transplant drugs (e.g., cyclosporine, tacrolimus).If your infant is currently receiving any of these medications listed above, tell your infant's doctor or pharmacist before starting the Haemophilus influenzae b/hepatitis B vaccine series.Other vaccines may be given at the same time as this vaccine, but should be given with separate syringes and at different injection sites.Certain lab tests that use a certain lab method (latex agglutination) may be affected by this medication for at least 30 days after the injection, possibly causing false test results. Make sure that all of your infant's doctors and laboratory personnel know that your infant has received this vaccine.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell the doctor or pharmacist of all the products your infant uses. Keep a list of all infant's medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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