Oral Polio Vaccine

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Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Oral Polio Vaccine is used in the prevention of polio. It protects against poliomyelitis causing poliovirus. Polio or poliomyelitis is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person's brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis.

The first dose of Oral Polio Vaccine is given at birth. Primary three doses of this vaccine are given at 6, 10, and 14 weeks of child's age. This is followed by two booster doses,  one at 16-24 months of age and others at five years of age.

In addition to these, do not forget to immunize your child during all pulse polio immunization days. The vaccine is administered multiple times to ensure full protection. There is no risk of overdose and very minimal risk of adverse effects. However, some children may experience vomiting, fever, and diarrhea. Let your child's doctor know if your child experiences any such symptoms.

Uses of Oral Polio Oral Solution

Benefits of Oral Polio Oral Solution

In Prevention of Polio

Polio is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease. Poliovirus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person's brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis. Oral Polio Vaccine protects against poliomyelitis causing poliovirus. The vaccine contains inactivated (killed) viruses of all three poliovirus types (I, II, and III). It works by helping the immune system to produce antibodies that prevent the spread of the virus to the brain and protect against paralysis.

Side effects of Oral Polio Oral Solution

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 Oral Polio

  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea

How to use Oral Polio Oral Solution

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Oral Polio Vaccine may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Oral Polio Oral Solution works

Oral Polio Vaccine contains inactivated (killed) viruses of all three poliovirus types (I, II & III). It works by provoking the the immune system to produce antibodies (proteins), without actually causing a disease. 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 Oral Polio Vaccine. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Oral Polio Vaccine during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Oral Polio Vaccine during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Oral Polio Vaccine is not indicated for use in adults.
Driving
SAFE
Oral Polio Vaccine does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Oral Polio Vaccine is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Oral Polio Vaccine may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Oral Polio Vaccine is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Oral Polio Vaccine may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Oral Polio Oral Solution?

If you miss a dose of Oral Polio Vaccine, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Oral Polio Vaccine is given for the prevention of polio disease.
  • Oral Polio Vaccine must be administered by oral route only, by using an oral dropper supplied with the vaccine vial.
  • Inform your doctor if your child is suffering from a high fever or any acute illness.

Fact Box

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

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Oral Polio 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, Mycocel S
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Oncomide, Cyclomet, Cyphos
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Empurine
SERIOUS

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 Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
If not available take opv as per schedule.
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FAQs

Q. What is Oral Polio Vaccine used for?

Oral Polio Vaccine contains live attenuated poliovirus (strain types 1, 2 and 3) and is intended for polio prophylaxis in infants 6-12 weeks of age, all unimmunized children up to 18 years of age and high-risk adults. Adults, however, should receive the inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV).

Q. What are the different types of polio vaccines?

Polio vaccines are vaccines used to prevent poliomyelitis (polio). There are two types of polio vaccines, one is inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) which is given by injection and the other is weakened oral poliovirus vaccine(OPV) given by mouth.

Q. Is Oral Polio Vaccine necessary?

Yes, polio virus attacks the nervous system which can lead to paralysis, especially of lower limbs. Therefore, it is important to get Oral Polio Vaccine as it provides protection against this virus.

Q. Is Oral Polio Vaccine better than inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV)?

No, IPV is considered more effective than Oral Polio Vaccine. Although, it is expensive and relatively difficult to administer. It was seen that giving Oral Polio Vaccine alone led to more cases of polio when compared to Oral Polio Vaccine because it is a live form of the virus. Therefore, in order to prevent polio outbreaks Oral Polio Vaccine is the preferred form of polio vaccine.

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References

  1. Sinha A, Singh S. Immunization and Immunodeficiency. In: Paul VK, Bagga A, editors. Ghai Essential Pediatrics. 8th ed. New Delhi: CBS Publisher's & Distributors Pvt Ltd.; 2013. pp. 191-93.
  2. ScienceDirect. Oral Poliomyelitis Vaccine. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Sanofi House, CTS No.117-B, L&T Business Park, Saki Vihar Road, Powai, Mumbai 400072
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