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Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccine (Live/Attenuated)

Generic Name: Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccine (Live/Attenuated)

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 13, 2020.

Uses of Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccine:

  • It is used to prevent disease caused by a certain virus (Japanese encephalitis virus).

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccine?

  • If you are allergic to japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (live/attenuated); any part of japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (live/attenuated); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
  • If you have any of these health problems: Active TB (tuberculosis), cancer, a fever, HIV infection, or a weak immune system.
  • If you are taking any drugs to suppress your immune system. This may be certain doses of steroids like prednisone. There are many drugs that can suppress your immune system. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • If you have recently had a live vaccine
  • If you have any of these health problems: Heart disease, kidney disease, or liver disease.
  • If you have had any of these within the past 3 months: Blood transfusion, plasma transfusion, or immune globulin.
  • If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not take japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (live/attenuated) if you are pregnant.
  • If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (live/attenuated).

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (live/attenuated).

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (live/attenuated) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccine?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (live/attenuated). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • This medicine may not protect all people who use it. Talk with the doctor.
  • If you will be in close contact with someone who has a weak immune system, talk with your doctor. You may need to avoid contact with certain people who have a weak immune system for some time after you get japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (live/attenuated).
  • Different brands of japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (live/attenuated) may be for use in different ages of children. Talk with the doctor before giving japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (live/attenuated) to a child.
  • This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby if you use it while you are pregnant. If you get pregnant while using japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (live/attenuated) or within 1 month after your last dose, call your doctor right away.

How is this medicine (Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccine) best taken?

Use japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (live/attenuated) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • It is given as a shot under the skin.
  • Your doctor will give japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (live/attenuated).

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Call your doctor to find out what to do.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.

What are some other side effects of Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccine?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Pain where the shot was given.
  • Headache.
  • Feeling tired or weak.
  • Muscle pain.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccine?

  • If you need to store japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (live/attenuated) at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.

Consumer information use

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about japanese encephalitis virus vaccine (live/attenuated), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.