VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable)


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VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable)

VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE (Injection)

VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Varivax

VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Varicella Virus Vaccine (ver-a-SEL-la VYE-rus vak-seen) Prevents varicella virus (chickenpox) in adults and children over 12 months old.

When To Not Use VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to this vaccine, to gelatin, or to neomycin. You should not get this vaccine if you have a blood or bone marrow disorder, AIDS, tuberculosis, an infection with fever or if you are pregnant or are receiving anti-cancer medicines, corticosteroid medicine such as prednisone, or other medicines that keep your body from fighting infection.

How Should You Use VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable)

Proper VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Children and teenagers should not take aspirin or medicines that contain aspirin (such as some cold medicines) for 6 weeks after being given varicella vaccine.

VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • You may be able to pass the virus to other people after getting this vaccine. People who are most at risk of catching the virus from you are pregnant women, newborn babies, and people whose bodies cannot fight infection (such as with bone marrow disease, anti-cancer drug treatment, or AIDS). Talk to your doctor about this risk.
  • If you develop a rash after getting the varicella vaccine, avoid close contact with people at high risk for catching the virus until after your rash is gone and any skin sores have completely healed.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have recently had a blood or plasma transfusion or if you have received immune globulin.
  • Avoid getting pregnant for 3 months after getting this vaccine.
  • If you are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before getting this vaccine.

VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Fever higher than 102° F
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Pain, redness, or rash where the shot is given
  • All-over skin rash or pox
  • Cough, chills, cold-like symptoms
  • Nervousness, trouble sleeping
  • Tiredness, headache
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite