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What is this medicine?

TUBERCULIN PURIFIED PROTEIN DERIVATIVE, PPD is a test used to detect if you have a tuberculosis infection. It will not cause tuberculosis infection.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diabetes
  • HIV or AIDS
  • immune system problems
  • infection (especially a virus infection such as chickenpox, cold sores, or herpes)
  • kidney disease
  • malnutrition
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to tuberculin purified protein derivative, PPD, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection in the skin. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed in children, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • adalimumab
  • anakinra
  • etanercept
  • infliximab
  • live virus vaccines
  • medicines to treat cancer
  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

See your health care provider as directed.
This medicine does not protect against tuberculosis.

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

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

  • bruising
  • pain, redness, or irritation at site where injected

               
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