FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine

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Introduction

FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine helps protect you from influenza (flu). It works by exposing you to a small dose of the flu virus which helps your body to develop immunity against the disease. Vaccination will not treat an existing flu virus infection.

FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine is given as an injection into a muscle by a doctor or nurse. It is usually given just before the cold season when the flu virus begins to increase. Normally, only one injection is required to protect you for a year. You should have the vaccination each year because different new strains of the flu virus emerge frequently and different vaccines are developed. It is especially important to have this vaccine if you are elderly or have chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart failure, kidney failure, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is also recommended for young children over 6 months of age.

This vaccine can cause mild side effects, but it is better to get vaccinated than to become infected with flu. Influenza causes thousands of deaths each year. The most common side effects include headache, weakness, tiredness, and pain or swelling at the vaccination site. They do not normally last very long. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worry you.

Before having the injection, you should tell your doctor if you have an illness with a high temperature or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a vaccine. Some other medicines may react with the flu vaccine so talk to your doctor about other medications you are taking as well. As with any vaccine, vaccination may not fully protect everybody, although it will reduce the symptoms of the flu if you get it. It will not prevent illness from avian flu (bird flu) or a common cold. Consult your doctor first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of FluQuadri Injection

Benefits of FluQuadri Injection

In Prevention of Influenza (flu)

Influenza (flu) is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system (nose, throat, and lungs). For most people, it gets better on its own. However, for people who are at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill such as elderly, young children, pregnant women, people with chronic long-term conditions (such as asthma, heart disease, and diabetes), people with weakened immune systems and residents of a nursing home should have the influenza vaccine to provide protection.

Because the flu virus changes quickly and new strains appear regularly, a new vaccination is needed every year (even though you may have antibodies to a previous version). It is never 100% effective and some strains will be immune, but it is still your best defense against influenza and will reduce the seriousness of the illness if you get it. Influenza can be a serious illness and kills a large number of people every year. So, you should ask about this vaccine if you feel you are vulnerable.

Side effects of FluQuadri Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of FluQuadri

  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use FluQuadri Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How FluQuadri Injection works

FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine is an inactivated vaccine (made from a dead virus). It helps develop immunity by forming antibodies, which are proteins that protect against infection caused by viruses present in the vaccine.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take FluQuadri Injection?

If you miss a dose of FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine, please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Your doctor will inject FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine as an injection in the muscle of the upper arm.
  • Vaccination should be repeated every year to protect you from the flu.
  • It can take up to 2 weeks for the vaccine to work. Therefore, you could still develop the illness if you are exposed to flu immediately before or after your vaccination.
  • The vaccine will not protect you against common cold, even though some of the symptoms are similar to flu.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Vaccines
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
VACCINES
Action Class
Killed vaccine

Interaction with drugs

Taking FluQuadri with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Healgraft, Graftide-M, Ceptimmun
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Oncomide, Cyclomet, Cyphos
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Empurine
SERIOUS

Patient concerns

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For influenza and cough problem Inform medicine we take
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
how do u know google uncle u have influneza
Cough & influenza last 10 days
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
For cough, cold -- Prevent dehydration. Fluids may help thin secretions and soothe an irritated throat. Dry, hacking coughs respond to honey in hot water, tea, or lemon juice. Drink plenty of fluids to replace those lost from sweating and having a runny nose, get plenty of rest, eat healthily ? a low-fat, high-fibre diet is recommended, including plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. OTC drugs, gargling with salt water and sucking on menthol sweets can help relieve a sore throat and blocked nose, are generally safe for older children and adults to take, but might not be suitable for babies, young children. Avoid applying Vicks VapoRub to babies and toddlers.You should never give children under 4 years of age over-the-counter cough and cold products without checking with your child's doctor. These medicines may harm young children. There are many underlying causes of cough and cold. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of patient. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine patient in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you specific treatment. Advice given without doing clinical examination can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient.
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FAQs

Q. When should I get vaccinated against influenza or flu?

You can get vaccinated at any time during the cold season. However, it is better to get vaccinated at the beginning of the cold season. It is important to know that only one injection is required to protect you for a year.

Q. Who should get vaccinated against influenza?

FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine is recommended for people who are at high risk of developing influenza (flu). It is mainly given to children as early as 6 months of age, pregnant women, adults upto the age of 64 years and patients having weak immunity due to chronic illness.

Q. Is FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine helpful in preventing swine flu?

Yes, FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine is used to prevent symptoms of swine flu. FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine contains a very small amount of the flu virus which is introduced in our body to promote the production of antibodies (chemicals that attack that specific virus). This helps to develop immunity against the virus infection in the future.

Q. How do you store FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine?

FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine should be stored in a refrigerator at 2 - 8ºC (35-46ºF) until it is used. The temperature (2 to 8ºC) must be maintained even when transporting FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine.

Q. How is FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine supplied?

FluQuadri NH 2020-2021 Vaccine is supplied as a suspension in a prefilled syringe with a plunger stopper and a tip cap with or without needles in various pack sizes.

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References

  1. Inactivated Influenza vaccine [Package Leaflet]. Mumbai, India: Sanofi Pasteur India Pvt. Ltd.; 2014. [Accessed 15 Aug. 2020]. (online) Available from: External Link
  2. Fluarix Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine). Dresden, Germany: GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals; 2012 [revised Jul. 2019]. [Accessed 17 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Sanofi House, CTS No.117-B, L&T Business Park, Saki Vihar Road, Powai, Mumbai 400072
Country of origin: United states

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