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Drug Interactions

ProQuad can potentially react with a few medications (see ProQuad Drug Interactions).
 

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider before you receive this vaccine if you have:
 
  • An immune-suppressing condition, such as HIV or AIDS, diabetes, or cancer
  • Had any sort of a reaction to any vaccine in the past
  • A moderate or severe illness
  • Had a recent blood transfusion (or have recently received any other blood products)
  • Seizures or epilepsy
  • A low blood platelet count
  • Tuberculosis
  • A malignant blood or lymph disorder, such as leukemia or lymphoma
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell the healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click ProQuad Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not receive the vaccine.)
 

How Should ProQuad Be Stored?

There are two different formulations of ProQuad: the "refrigerator stable formulation" and the "frozen formulation." The lyophilized (freeze-dried) portion of ProQuad should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer (for the "refrigerator stable formulation") or the freezer (for the "frozen formulation"). The liquid portion can be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
 
After the two have been mixed together, the vaccine should be used as soon as possible but may be stored at room temperature for up to 30 minutes.
 
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