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Overview

Introduction

Imovax Polio Vaccine is a prescription medicine. This combination of three vaccines is used to prevent Polio infection. It stimulates the immune system to act against the Polio virus to prevent Polio infections. This infection can occur in people of any age group.

Imovax Polio Vaccine is administered by healthcare professionals. It should be taken in the prescribed dose and duration. It is given during childhood.

Imovax Polio Vaccine is generally well tolerated by patients and is also safe in children and babies, however, it may cause few side effects like fever. It is important to inform your doctor if you have any kidney or liver disease.

Uses of Imovax Polio Injection

Side effects of Imovax Polio 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 Imovax Polio

  • Fever
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.

How to use Imovax Polio Injection

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

How Imovax Polio Injection works

Imovax Polio Vaccine contains inactivated (killed) viruses of all three poliovirus types (I, II & III). It works by causing your body to produce its own protection (antibodies). In the event of infection, these antibodies prevent the spread of the virus to the brain and protect against paralysis.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Imovax Polio Vaccine. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Imovax Polio Vaccine is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Imovax Polio Vaccine is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Imovax Polio Vaccine does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Imovax Polio Vaccine is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Imovax Polio Vaccine may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Imovax Polio Vaccine is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Imovax Polio Vaccine may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Patient Concerns

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Didnt get polio drops in 1year Both my daughters 2 yr and 4 years respectively didnt get polio drops I need to know how many times it is necessary to give polio drops Can i give it directly to child
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, oral polio drops are to be given according to vaccination schedule. Also additional doses with pulse polio days.
Ipv {inactivated polio vaccine} vaccine is not available so oral polio drop is sufficient. Ipv can be given upto how many days From birth. If not given then any problem??
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
If not available take opv as per schedule.
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References

  1. Polprotec [Poliomyelitis Vaccine (Inactivated) IP]. Solan, India: panacea Biotec Ltd.; 2014. [Accessed 16 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from: External Link
  2. Poliovac PFS [Poliomyelitis Vaccine (Inactivated) IP]. Pune, India: Serum Institute of India Limited; 2014. [Accessed 16 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from: External Link

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