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Composition for OPV

Polio Vaccine(NA)

food interaction for OPV

alcohol interaction for OPV

pregnancy interaction for OPV

lactation interaction for OPV

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Opv injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Opv injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Opv injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for OPV

Polio Vaccine(NA)

Uses

Opv injection is used to prevent polio.

How it works

Opv injection belongs to the class of drugs known as vaccines. Opv injection contains live-attenuated or inactivated poliomyelitis virus, which acts by inducing antibody production against the polio virus and helps body’s immune system fight against infections expected in the future.

Common side effects

Common Dosage for OPV INJECTION

Patients taking OPV INJECTION

  • 100%
    Once A Day

SUBSTITUTES for OPV

No substitutes found

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Expert advice for OPV

  • Ensure that you take further booster doses of polio vaccine after every 5 years in children and after 10 years in adults.
  • Inform your doctor before vaccination if you have blood clotting disorder or high grade fever or any acute illness as your vaccination may have to be postponed until you recover.
  • Tell your doctor if you are currently taking any immunosuppressant or if you are infected with disease that affects your immune system.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to polio vaccine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if having low platelet count.
  • Do not take if suffering with high grade fever or acute illness.

Frequently asked questions for OPV

Polio Vaccine

Q.Is polio vaccine necessary?
Yes, polio virus attacks the nervous system causing paralysis, especially of lower limbs. Polio vaccine provides protection against this virus

Q.Does polio vaccine causes cancer, polio or autism?
No, it is not known to cause cancer or autism. It offers protection against polio

Q.Does polio vaccine cause fever, pain or result in scar?
Polio vaccine may cause temporary fever or pain at injection site. It does leave any scar at injection site.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 January, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)