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Q VAC INJECTION 5LF/20LF/4LF/10MCG

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MRP: Rs. 103.70 for 1 vial(s) (1 ML injection each)
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SALT INFORMATION for Q VAC

Tetanus Toxoid(5LF)

Uses

Tetanus Toxoid is used to prevent teatnus.

How it works

It works by helping the body produce substances (antibodies) that resist infection from bacteria causing tetanus.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pain in extremity, Peripheral neuropathy, Joint pain, Body ache, Convulsion, Facial swelling, Fever, Injection site tenderness, Injection site pain, Vomiting
Diphtheria Toxoid(20LF)

Uses

Diphtheria Toxoid is used to prevent diptheria.

How it works

Diphtheria toxoid belongs to a class of drugs called vaccines. It works by developing body’s natural immunity (antibodies) against diphtheria infections.

Common side effects

Neurological disturbances, Pain, Fever, Flushing, Decreased blood pressure, Skin redness, Tachycardia, Tenderness, Urticaria
Pertussis Toxoid(4LF)

Uses

Pertussis Toxoid is used to prevent pertussis (whooping cough).

How it works

Active immunization resulting in development of neutralizing antibodies to pertussis toxins. Pertussis toxoid convey active immunity via stimulation of production of endogenously produced antibodies.

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Fever, Injection site pain, Skin redness, Soreness, Swelling, Tenderness, Vomiting
Hepatitis B(10mcg)

Uses

Hepatitis B is used to prevent hepatitis b.

How it works

Hepatitis B vaccines are used for active immunisation against hepatitis B infection. Two types of vaccine have been available each containing hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) adsorbed onto aluminium hydroxide or a similar adsorbent.

Common side effects

Neuropathy, Pain, Paralysis, Abdominal pain, Anaphylactic reaction, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Convulsion, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Fatigue, Fever, Headache, Decreased blood pressure, Itching, Feeling of discomfort, Meningitis, Muscle pain, Nausea, Rash, Skin redness, Vomiting, Weakness

SUBSTITUTES for Q VAC

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Expert advice for Q VAC

  • Do not take tetanus toxoid if you are allergic to it or any of the other ingredient of this injection.
  • Consult your doctor before taking tetanus toxoid if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or planning for a pregnancy; or undergoing radiation or chemotherapy.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: seizures (fits); fever, infection, bleeding disorder, low platelet levels or weak immune system due to HIV infection or AIDS.
  • Take special precautions while using tetanus toxoid if you had severe pain and swelling or bleeding at previous vaccination site.

Frequently asked questions for Q VAC

Tetanus Toxoid

Q.What does tetanus toxoid do?
Tetanus toxoid is the vaccine given for prevention of tetanus

Q.How does it work?
Tetanus symptoms involve tightening of muscles of the body and causing a locked jaw, thus making it impossible to breathe, open the mouth to eat or swallow. It works by helping the body produce substances that resist infection from bacteria causing tetanus

Q.Is tetanus toxoid a live vaccine/attenuated?
Tetanus toxoid is an inactivated toxin. It is neither a live vaccine/attenuated

Q.Does it cause passive immunity?
Tetanus toxin imparts passive immunity to the patient

Q.Is tetanus toxoid an antibiotic or protein?
Tetanus toxoid is not an antibiotic. It is an inactive protein

Q.Does tetanus toxoid need a skin test?
Tetanus toxoid may not require a skin test.kindly consult your doctor for the sam

Q.Does it have to be refrigerated?
It has to be refrigerated between 2-8 degrees centigrade

Q.Does it contain horse serum?
Tetanus toxoid does not contain horse serum.

Diphtheria Toxoid

Q.Is diphtheria toxin an endotoxin?
No, diphtheria toxin is an exotoxin and not an endotoxin

Q.Is diphtheria toxin a protein?
Yes, diphtheria toxin is an extracellular protein of the bacteria Corynebacterium diphtheriae.

Hepatitis B

Q.Is hepatitis B infection curable?
No. In most cases, the symptoms of hepatitis B infection is resolved within 4-8 weeks but person remain infected for lifetime. In some cases, however, symptoms may persist for a longer time (chronic infection)

Q.Is hepatitis B infection fatal or life-threatening?
Yes. Hepatitis B infection symptoms, if present for a longer time, may cause chronic infection, liver cirrhosis or liver cancer

Q.Is hepatitis B infection contagious?
Yes. Hepatitis B virus infection is contagious

Q.Does it spread through saliva or sharing of food?
Spreads through contact with the body fluids including saliva, blood, semen etc. of the infected person

Q.Does hepatitis B vaccine cause fever?
Mild fever may occur after hepatitis B vaccine administration. Contact your doctor if your fever worsens or does not go away.

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Content on this page was last updated on 24 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)