ZOSTAVAX II, 19400PFU, VACCINE
This product is a vaccine that will help you develop an immunity to shingles. Even though you may not feel its effects, this medication takes effect after a few weeks.
How to use this medication
This product is usually injected under the skin (subcutaneously) by a health professional.
Possible side effects
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
- it may cause redness and swelling at the injection site.
Keep this product in the refrigerator. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.
Taking this medication during pregnancy may be harmful for the baby. Women of childbearing potential should use an effective contraceptive method.
Pregnant women should not use this product. If you're planning a pregnancy or become pregnant, contact your family doctor.
When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:
- Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
- If you smoke, are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding;
- The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.
Keep all your medications out of the reach of children and pets and return any unused or expired medications to the pharmacy for proper disposal.