DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially: immune- suppressing drugs (e.g., corticosteroids such as prednisone, anticancer treatment such as alkylating agents, antimetabolites or radiation therapy). This vaccine temporarily interferes with TB skin tests. Any planned TB tests should be done before, with, or 4 weeks after use of this vaccine. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, consult your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
STORAGE: This vaccine must be kept frozen at a temperature below 32 degrees F (0 degrees C). It should not be thawed and re-frozen. It should be given to the patient immediately after being thawed. The color of the vaccine is usually pink but may be yellowed when shipped in dry ice at very low temperatures. The color of the vaccine prior to use (red-orange-pink-yellow) has no effect on the virus or efficacy of the vaccine. Solution should be clear. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for full instructions.
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