Vaxigrip Paediatric Injection 0.25ml


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INFLUENZA(H1N1)
By Sanofi India Ltd
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Drug Information for Vaxigrip Paediatric Injection 0.25ml

What is Influenza Virus Vaccine used for?

Influenza Virus Vaccine (H1N1) is used for the prevention of swine flu caused by influenza virus.

Influenza Virus Vaccine may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Influenza Virus Vaccine work?

Influenza Virus Vaccine belongs to the class of drugs called vaccines and immunisations. It acts by stimulating the production of antibodies that inhibit the viral replication and prevents influenza virus.

How to use Influenza Virus Vaccine?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual.

Influenza Virus Vaccine should be administered only under medical supervision.

Do not self-medicate.

If you miss a dose of Influenza Virus Vaccine, please consult your doctor immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with Influenza Virus Vaccine?

Drugs that interact with Influenza Virus Vaccine include the following:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Adalimumab
  • Aspirin
  • Azacitidine
  • Bleomycin
  • Bosutinib
  • Chlorpheniramine
  • Codeine
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Fluorouracil
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Lidocaine
  • Magnesium salicylate
  • Meprobamate
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Pentazocine
  • Pravastatin
  • Pseudoephedrine
  • Tacrolimus
  • Triamcinolone
  • Warfarin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Influenza Virus Vaccine?

The following are the most common side effects of Influenza Virus Vaccine:

  • Difficulties in moving
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea
  • Swollen joints
  • Chills
  • Redness at the injection site

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Muscle cramps
  • Seizures
  • Very bad headache
  • Pain at the injection site

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while receiving Influenza Virus Vaccine?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Influenza Virus Vaccine or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Influenza Virus Vaccine.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Be cautious while taking Influenza Virus Vaccine if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • The vaccine should not be administered in children below 9 months of age.

You are advised not to receive Influenza Virus Vaccine if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before receiving Influenza Virus Vaccine?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver and kidney disorders.
  • Inform the doctor if you are suffering from weak immune system or if you are using immunity suppressants before receiving Influenza Virus Vaccine.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you or your child is suffering from wheezing before receiving the vaccine.
  • Notify the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked Questions about Influenza Virus Vaccine

  1. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while receiving Influenza Virus Vaccine?
  2. Yes, it is advised to avoid eating egg while receiving Influenza Virus Vaccine (H1N1) as it may increase the risk of hypersensitivity reactions.

  3. Is it safe to use Influenza Virus Vaccine (H1N1) during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
  4. Use Influenza Virus Vaccine (H1N1) with caution during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, consult your doctor about the safe use of the vaccine during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

  5. Does swine flu virus affect me if I was already vaccinated with Influenza Virus Vaccine (H1N1)?
  6. It is advised to take precautions and avoid contact with patients suffering from an H1N1 infection as the vaccine helps prevent the infection alone and does not cure it.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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