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Synflorix Vaccine

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Product introduction

Synflorix Vaccine is a vaccine that helps protect your child against diseases such as pneumonia, meningitis, ear and blood infections. It helps the body make its own antibodies which protects your child against these diseases.

Synflorix Vaccine provides protection against diseases caused by ten different strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. It is usually given as an injection into the muscle (intramuscularly) of the upper thigh or upper arm, by a doctor or nurse. It should not be self-administered. Your doctor will decide the dose that is best for you.

Common side effects of this vaccine include loss of appetite, irritability, drowsiness, and fever. You may also notice some injection site reactions like pain, swelling, or redness. Consult your doctor if these side effects persist or get worse. To ensure safety, before receiving the vaccine, it is important to let the doctor know if your child has any other illnesses. You should also tell the doctor if your child is taking any other medicines.

Uses of Synflorix Injection

  • Prevention of pneumonia, meningitis, blood infection & ear infection

Benefits of Synflorix Injection

In Prevention of pneumonia, meningitis, blood infection & ear infection

Vaccination is essential for preventing many types of pneumococcal diseases in children, older people, and those with weakened immune systems. Synflorix Vaccine is a vaccine that helps prevent infections such as pneumonia, meningitis, blood infection & ear infection. Consult your doctor if you have any doubts.

Side effects of Synflorix 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 Synflorix

  • Loss of appetite
  • Irritability
  • Drowsiness
  • Fever
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Synflorix Injection

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

How Synflorix Injection works

Synflorix Vaccine is a vaccine which helps develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness but stimulates the body's immune system to produce antibodies (proteins) to protect against any future infections.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Synflorix Vaccine. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Synflorix Vaccine during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Synflorix Vaccine during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Synflorix Vaccine is not intended for use in adults.
Driving
SAFE
Synflorix Vaccine does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Synflorix Vaccine in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Synflorix Vaccine in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Synflorix Injection?

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

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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₹2520/Injection
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Quick tips

  • Synflorix Vaccine is given to prevent invasive diseases caused by pneumococcal bacteria such as pneumonia, meningitis, ear, and blood infections.
  • It is usually given as an injection into the muscle (intramuscular) of the upper arm or upper thigh.
  • It is usually given twice or thrice with at least a gap of 1 month between each dose.
  • Inform your doctor if your child has an infection with a high temperature, as vaccination may need to be delayed until recovery.
  • It may cause fever. Inform your doctor if it does not go away or if it gets higher than 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
VACCINES
Action Class
Subunit (Purified antigen)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Synflorix 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, Ceptimmun
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
Serious
Brand(s): Purinetone, 6-MP, Captomer
Serious
Brand(s): Antep
Minor

Patient concerns

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Plz tell me about pneumonia vaccine for my 2 month old child which vaccine is suitable for him
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, there are two vaccines available. Synflorix and Prevenar 13. Both are good vaccines.
I met a pediatrics today and asked for PCV vaccination . What injection should I buy now ?
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, the pcv vaccine available are synflorix and prevenar. Both are nearly equivalent in their efficacy. You can get either of them for your child.
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FAQs

Q. Who should not not be given Synflorix Vaccine?

Use of Synflorix Vaccine should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Synflorix Vaccine or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy, or if you are using Synflorix Vaccine for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What is a booster dose or booster vaccine or booster shot?

A booster dose or booster vaccine or booster shot is an additional dose of a vaccine that may have to be administered periodically after completing the initial or primary vaccination against certain diseases. This helps to ‘boost’ your immunity against such diseases so that you are adequately protected against them.

Q. Who should be given Synflorix Vaccine?

Synflorix Vaccine is indicated to be used in infants and children from the age of 6 weeks up to 5 years against diseases caused by the organism called Streptococcus pneumoniae, such as pneumonia, meningitis, blood infection and ear infection.

Q. How many doses of Synflorix Vaccine are needed?

Usually, three doses are recommended for a child at a gap of at least 1 month. The primary dose may be given as early as 6 weeks of age and after the third dose, an additional booster dose may be given after 6 months of the third dose. However, it is also possible to have a three dose regimen only. In case the child has not been vaccinated with Synflorix Vaccine earlier, an alternate regimen may also be followed which may have two doses and an additional third dose (booster dose). Discuss with your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. What if I miss a dose of Synflorix Vaccine?

If a scheduled booster dose of Synflorix Vaccine is missed, talk to your doctor and arrange another visit as soon as possible. Try not to miss any doses at all. Make sure your child finishes the complete course without missing any doses. Otherwise, your child may not be fully protected against the diseases.

Q. What are the side effects of Synflorix Vaccine?

The most common side effects of Synflorix Vaccine are injection site redness, pain or swelling, allergic reactions, irritability, loss of appetite, drowsiness and fever. Not everyone experiences these side effects. If any of these side effects worry you or persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor.

Q. Can I faint because of Synflorix Vaccine?

Syncope (fainting) can occur following, or even before, any vaccination especially in adolescents as a psychogenic response to the needle injection. This can be accompanied by several neurological signs such as transient visual disturbance, paraesthesia and tonic-clonic limb movements during recovery. It is important that procedures are in place to avoid injury from faints.

Q. How is Synflorix Vaccine given?

Synflorix Vaccine is only given by a doctor or a trained healthcare professional, into a muscle (intramuscularly), normally in the upper leg muscle if the infant is less than 12 months of age. In case the child is more than 12 months old, the vaccine will usually be given in the upper arm muscle. Do not administer this vaccine yourself. Firm pressure should be applied to the injection site, without any rubbing, for at least two minutes. Due caution should be exercised, especially in patients with bleeding problems or low platelet counts, who are at risk of bleeding following an injection into a muscle. Synflorix Vaccine is never given into a vein (intravenously) or under the skin (subcutaneously).

Q. When should Synflorix Vaccine not be given?

Synflorix Vaccine should not be given if you have had an allergic reaction to Synflorix Vaccine or any of its ingredients. Signs of an allergic reaction may include itchy skin rash, shortness of breath or swelling of the face or tongue. Get emergency medical help if you notice any such signs. Consult your doctor if you have a severe infection with a high temperature. A minor infection such as a cold should not be a problem, but talk to your doctor about , greater than or equal to 40°C. this before being vaccinated. Do not use this vaccine if the expiry date printed on the pack has passed or if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. If you are not sure whether Synflorix Vaccine should be given, talk to your doctor.

Q. Is Synflorix Vaccine safe to use in pregnancy and lactation?

Synflorix Vaccine is not intended for use in adults, adequate data on its use during pregnancy and lactation is not available.

Q. Is Synflorix Vaccine a safe vaccine?

Various studies and trials have shown that Synflorix Vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine. Hence, it has been approved for use and recommended by various medical organizations and doctors all around the world. Synflorix Vaccine is also well tolerated. Any side effects that may be seen with this vaccine are usually minor and tend to resolve quickly. However, children with a weakened immune system, for example, HIV infection, may not get full protection from Synflorix Vaccine.

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References

  1. Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine [Label]. Mumbai, India: GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited; 2011 [revised 28 Nov. 2018]. [Accessed 30 Jul. 2020]. (online) Available from: External Link

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Address: Dr. Annie Besant Road, Mumbai - 400 030
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