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Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine

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Product introduction

Poliomyelitis Oral 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 Poliomyelitis Oral 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 Poliomyelitis Oral Drops

Side effects of Poliomyelitis Oral Drops

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 Poliomyelitis

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Tiredness
  • Decreased appetite
  • Unusual crying

How to use Poliomyelitis Oral Drops

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

How Poliomyelitis Oral Drops works

Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine contains live attenuated Poliomyelitis type 1 & type 3 viruses. 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

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
Information regarding the use of Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine is not indicated for use in adults.
Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Poliomyelitis Oral Drops?

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

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Quick tips

  • Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine is given for the prevention of polio disease.
  • Poliomyelitis Oral 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.

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Interaction with drugs

Taking Poliomyelitis with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
Brand(s): Purinetone, 6-MP, Captomer
Brand(s): Methosis, Imotrax, Roxate
Brand(s): Healgraft

Patient concerns

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
Hello, oral polio drops are to be given according to vaccination schedule. Also additional doses with pulse polio days.
I have Lt.lower limb poliomyelitis at the age of 4 years before 22 yrs operation (osteotomy )done. Now I got deformity in my left leg (Bow leg) with arthritic changes I have difficulty in walking and pain I m wearing calliper. I want to know is there any treatment accept surgery ?
Dr. Akshat Goel
Surgery is the only option

User feedback


Q. When should Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine be given?

Children are usually advised 4 doses of Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine. The first dose is given at age of 2 months and then the next doses are given at 4 months, 6–18 months and 4–6 years, respectively. However, sometimes Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine is given in a combination vaccine along with other vaccines. In this case, a child might receive a fifth dose of Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine.

Q. What is Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine used for?

Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine contains live attenuated poliovirus (strain types 1 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 Poliomyelitis Oral Vaccine necessary?

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

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

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

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Address: 601 Narges District In front of Fatma El-Sharbatly Mosque, Fiftth Settlement, New Cairo, Egypt
Country of origin: India

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