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Drug information on Vaxigrip (Influenza Virus Vaccine) from Sanofi Pasteur


Sanofi Pasteur
Generic : Influenza Virus Vaccine
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Drug Name : Influenza Virus Vaccine

Influenza Virus Vaccine(Fluzone High Dose) generic Vaxigrip 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.
More Info about Influenza Virus Vaccine

Other Trade Names for Influenza Virus Vaccine

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Fluzone High Dose, Aluria, Fluarix, FluMist, Fluvirin,Fluzone
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Side effects of Vaxigrip

  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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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 to use Vaxigrip?

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

When is Vaxigrip not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Vaxigrip

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.

Other Precautions for Vaxigrip

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Vaxigrip

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

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