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General Information on Influenza Virus Vaccine

Generic Name : Influenza Virus Vaccine

Pronunciation : IN-floo-EN-za

Latest prescription information about Influenza Virus Vaccine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y59.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Immunizing Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Influenza Virus Vaccine

India : 

International : 

Fluzone High Dose, Aluria, Fluarix, FluMist, Fluvirin,Fluzone

Why is Influenza Virus Vaccine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an immunization agent, prescribed for children aged 6 months and older against influenza caused by influenza virus.  It stimulates the body to produce antibodies.

When should Influenza Virus Vaccine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Influenza Virus Vaccine?

Children: 6 months through 35 months of age - The first time last season with only one dose, should receive two 0.25 mL doses: one on day 1 followed by another approximately 4 weeks later.
36 months through 8 years of age- The first time last season with only one dose, should receive two 0.5 mL doses: one on day 1 followed by another approximately 4 weeks later.
9 years of age and older should receive a single 0.5 mL intramuscular dose.1 Adults-It should be administered as a single 0.5 mL intramuscular injection.

How should Influenza Virus Vaccine be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Influenza Virus Vaccine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma or other breathing problems, nervous system disorder, blood disorder (e.g., hemophilia, low blood platelet levels), cancer, poor immunity, receiving any treatment for cancer, fever, respiratory tract infection, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It should not be used in children with severe respiratory problems.

What are the side effects of Influenza Virus Vaccine?

  Local: Tenderness, pain, redness and swelling.
  Most common : Headache, uneasiness, nausea, vomiting, fever and muscle pain.
  Respiratory: Cough, runny nose, throat pain, wheezing and shortness of breath.
  Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, loss of appetite and sore throat.
  Skin: Itching, hives and rash.

What are the other precautions for Influenza Virus Vaccine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Influenza Virus Vaccine?

Store it in refrigerator (2-8C), do not freeze it.

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lkm123, United Kingdom

hi there, is this vaccine ok for over 65 year old person.

HUSSAINABDULKADER, India

sir it is very effective medicine please informe me the intervals between two injections or effective period of one dose for adult ageed65 years

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