measles, mumps, rubella and varicella virus vaccine (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (ProQuad)?
Since this vaccine is usually given only once, you are not likely to miss a dose. Contact your doctor if you do not receive all recommended doses.
What happens if I overdose (ProQuad)?
An overdose of this vaccine is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid before or after receiving this vaccine (ProQuad)?
Your child should not receive another "live" vaccine for at least 4 weeks after receiving the measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella vaccine. The other live vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect your child from disease. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), oral polio, rotavirus, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), H1N1 influenza, and nasal flu vaccine.
Do not give your child salicylates such as aspirin, Disalcid, Doan's Pills, Dolobid, Salflex, Tricosal, and others for at least 6 weeks after receiving this vaccine. A serious condition called Reye's Syndrome has been reported in patients with chickenpox who take aspirin or salicylates.
What other drugs will affect measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella virus vaccine (ProQuad)?
Before receiving this vaccine, tell the doctor about all other vaccines your child has recently received.
Also tell the doctor if your child has recently received drugs or treatments that can weaken the immune system, including:
If your child is receiving any of these medications, he or she may not be able to receive the vaccine, or may need to wait until the other treatments are finished.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with this vaccine. Tell your doctor about all medications your child receives. This includes prescription, over the counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about this vaccine. Additional information is available from your local health department or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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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