Precautions

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This medicine may cause serious types of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Call your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth after receiving this medicine.

Fainting may occur after receiving this test. It may occur with other symptoms including: lightheadedness, muscle weakness, or seizures.

False positive or negative tuberculin skin test reaction may occur in some patients. This may occur if you have received a vaccine against tuberculosis (eg, BCG) or if you have been exposed to other mycobacteria.

Make sure your doctor knows if you are using a medicine that weakens your immune system, such as a steroid or cancer treatment.

Tuberculin skin test should not be given within 1 month to patients who have received live vaccines. These vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella, oral polio, yellow fever, and varicella.

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