Precautions

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

It is very important that you return to your doctor’s office at the right time for the next dose of the vaccine. Be sure to tell your doctor about any side effects that occur after you receive this vaccine.

Receiving this vaccine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while receiving the vaccine, tell your doctor right away.

This vaccine may cause a serious type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, swelling of the tongue and throat, or trouble breathing after receiving the vaccine.

This vaccine will not treat an anthrax infection that has already started. Talk to your doctor if you have been exposed to anthrax. You will need medicine to treat the infection.

The stopper of the vial contains dry natural rubber (a derivative of latex), which may cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to latex. Tell your doctor if you have a latex allergy before you start receiving this vaccine.

Make sure your doctor knows if you have cancer or are receiving a treatment that may weaken the immune system (e.g., a steroid medicine, radiation treatment, or a medicine to treat cancer).