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Generic: chickenpox vaccine
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It is used to prevent infections of chickpox.
               



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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • extreme changes in behavior
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever over 102 degrees F
  • pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • seizures
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • aches or pains
  • chickenpox- like rash
  • diarrhea
  • low- grade fever under 102 degrees F
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea, vomiting
  • redness, pain, swelling at site where injected
  • sleepy
  • trouble sleeping

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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