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VaxiFlu-S Vaccine


Uses of VaxiFlu-S Injection

VaxiFlu-S Injection side effects

  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Injection site allergic reaction

How to use VaxiFlu-S Injection

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

How VaxiFlu-S Injection works

VaxiFlu-S Vaccine is an inactivated vaccine (made from a dead virus). It helps develop immunity by forming antibodies, which are proteins that protect against infection caused by viruses present in the vaccine.

VaxiFlu-S Injection related warnings

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
VaxiFlu-S Vaccine is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of VaxiFlu-S Vaccine during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
VaxiFlu-S Vaccine does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of VaxiFlu-S Vaccine in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

What if you miss a dose of VaxiFlu-S Injection?

If you miss a dose of VaxiFlu-S Vaccine, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
VaxiFlu-S Vaccine
Vaxigrip Adult Injection
Sanofi India Ltd
₹970/ml of Injection
223% costlier
₹790.5/ml of Injection
164% costlier
₹810/ml of Injection
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₹785/ml of Injection
162% costlier

Expert Advice

  • Your doctor will administer VaxiFlu-S Vaccine as an injection in the muscle of upper arm.
  • Vaccination should be repeated every year to protect you from flu.
  • It can take up to two weeks for the vaccine to work. Therefore, you could still develop the illness if you are exposed to flu immediately before or after your vaccination.
  • The vaccine will not protect you against common cold, even though some of the symptoms are similar to flu.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking VaxiFlu-S with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Methosis
Brand(s): Shinosun
Brand(s): Thioprinz
Brand(s): Zencort-M, Welone
Brand(s): Antep
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred
Brand(s): Densol
Brand(s): Defmark, Zacdef, Ecodef
Brand(s): Austril

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to VaxiFlu-S

Is all vaccine s compulsory to give to my kid
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, usually the vaccines mentioned in vaccination card are as per recommendation of the govt of India. Please get your child fully vaccinated as per the card to protect against various vaccine preventable diseases.
For what this injection related to???
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
it is an influenza vaccine
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User Feedback


Q. When should I get vaccinated against influenza or flu?

You can get vaccinated at anytime during the influenza or flu season. However, it is better to get vaccinated as early as possible.

Q. Who should get vaccinated against influenza?

VaxiFlu-S is recommended for people with a high risk of developing influenza (flu). It is mainly given to adults over the age of 65, pregnant women, children under the age of 5, and patients having weak immunity due to chronic illness.

Q. Is VaxiFlu-S helpful in preventing swine flu?

Yes, VaxiFlu-S is used for the prevention of swine flu.
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  1. Fluarix Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine). Dresden, Germany: GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals; 2012 [revised Jul. 2019]. [Accessed 17 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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