Precautions

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure this vaccine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects .

This vaccine may cause serious heart problems in some patients. Check with your doctor right away if you are having chest pain or discomfort; dizziness; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever and chills; shortness of breath; sweating, weakness; or trouble breathing .

Tell your doctor if you smoke cigarettes or other tobacco products. The risk of heart problems is increased in people who smoke .

You should not receive this vaccine if you are using medicines that weaken your immune system, such as steroids, radiation, or cancer medicines .

You should not become pregnant for at least 3 months after receiving this vaccine without first checking with your doctor. There is a chance that this vaccine may cause problems during pregnancy. If you think you have become pregnant, tell your doctor right away .

This vaccine contains neomycin and polymyxin B. Make sure your doctor knows if you have had an allergic reaction to these medicines .

This vaccine contains a live virus. The virus can cause an infection in other parts of your body or in other people if you touch the vaccination site and then touch your body or other people. Always cover the vaccination site with a bandage. Wash your hands thoroughly after changing the bandage or after touching the vaccination site. Your doctor will tell you how to care for the vaccination site. Make sure you understand the directions and follow them carefully. Avoid contact with people who are sick or have infections until the scab falls off (usually 2 to 4 weeks after vaccination). Talk to your doctor about this if you have concerns .

You must wait at least 30 days before you can donate blood, use a hot tub or swim, handle a baby, or breastfeed .

Before you have any medical tests for syphilis or a tuberculin (TB) skin test, tell the medical doctor in charge that you have received this vaccine. The results of these tests may be affected by this vaccine .