What may interact with FluMist?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
-aspirin and aspirin-like medicines
-medicines for organ transplant
-medicines to treat cancer
-medicines to treat the flu
-other medicines used in the nose
-other vaccines
-some medicines for arthritis
-steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone

What should I tell my health care provider before I take FluMist?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-asthma or wheezing
-Guillain-Barre syndrome or other neurological problems
-immune system problems
-other chronic health problems
-under 18 and taking aspirin
-an unusual or allergic reaction to intranasal influenza vaccine, eggs, gentamicin, gelatin, arginine, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant

What should I watch for while using FluMist?

Report any side effects to your doctor right away.

After receiving this vaccine, stay away from people who have severe immune system problems for 7 days. You may give them the flu.

Remember that this vaccine lowers your risk of getting the flu. You can get a milder flu infection if you are around others with the flu. The flu vaccine will not protect against colds or other illnesses. A yearly vaccination is recommended. Ask your health care professional about immunization for other family members.

Where should I keep my medicine?

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