Medications


Varicella-Zoster Virus Vaccine Live (Oka-Merck) Strain Injection

Brands: Varivax

Uses

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • prevent infection caused by virus
  • prevent viral infection

Instructions

Use effective birth control to avoid pregnancy.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Contact your doctor if you develop any signs of a new infection such as fever, cough, sore throat, or chills.

Speak with your health care provider before receiving any vaccinations.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.

This medicine can hurt a new baby in the womb. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • fever
  • headaches
  • pain, redness, swelling near injection

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • dizziness
  • ear problems (ringing in the ears, hearing loss)
  • fainting
  • blurring or changes of vision

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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