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Drug information on Micrhogam-UF (Thimerosal) from Johnson & Johnson (Ethnor)

Micrhogam-UF

  Injection
Johnson & Johnson (Ethnor)
Generic : Thimerosal
 1,200.00
50mcg / 2.9mg / 80.01% / 0.003% / 15mg / mL
1ml

Drug Name : Thimerosal

Thimerosal generic Thimerosal is used as a preservative in certain vaccines; it may also still be used in some immune globulin preparations, anti-venins, skin test antigens, and ophthalmic and nasal products. It has documented antimicrobial properties and helps prevent potentially life threatening contamination with harmful microbes like bacteria and fungi. It is used in a safe dose in multi-dose vials of vaccines. Its use in vaccines in the United States and European countries has reduced since 2001.
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Pallavi Singh
Written & Compiled by Pharmacist Pallavi Singh, M. Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice)
Suchitra Chari
Medically Reviewed by Suchitra Chari, M.S. M.Sc.
Last Updated on Jun 05, 2018
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Overview of Micrhogam-UF

Thimerosal is mainly used as a preservative in certain vaccines to help prevent potentially life threatening contamination with harmful microbes.

Side effects of Micrhogam-UF

Redness and swelling at the site if injection.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Vaccines use 50 micrograms of thimerosal per 0.5 mL dose; this amounts to 0.01% thimerosal in the vaccine

How to use Micrhogam-UF?

Thimerosal is taken according to the vaccine’s schedule.

When is Micrhogam-UF not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Thimerosal is contraindicated if the person is allergic to the drug.

Warnings and Precautions for Micrhogam-UF

• Caution should be taken in pregnant women and infants, although the World Health Organization considers small doses of thimerosal safe regardless of multiple/repetitive exposures to vaccines taken by them.

Other Precautions for Micrhogam-UF

Children can be given vaccine with thimerosal-free versions.

Drug Interactions of Micrhogam-UF

Not known.

Storage Conditions for Micrhogam-UF

Thimerosal in vaccine preparations is stored according to the storage conditions of the vaccines



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