Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine

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

Introduction

Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine helps protect you from influenza (flu). It works by exposing you to a small dose of the flu virus which helps your body to develop immunity against the disease. Vaccination will not treat an existing flu virus infection.

Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine is given as an injection into a muscle by a doctor or nurse. It is usually given just before the cold season when the flu virus begins to increase. Normally, only one injection is required to protect you for a year. You should have the vaccination each year because different new strains of the flu virus emerge frequently and different vaccines are developed. It is especially important to have this vaccine if you are elderly or have chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart failure, kidney failure, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is also recommended for young children over 6 months of age.

This vaccine can cause mild side effects, but it is better to get vaccinated than to become infected with flu. Influenza causes thousands of deaths each year. The most common side effects include headache, weakness, tiredness, and pain or swelling at the vaccination site. They do not normally last very long. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worry you.

Before having the injection, you should tell your doctor if you have an illness with a high temperature or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a vaccine. Some other medicines may react with the flu vaccine so talk to your doctor about other medications you are taking as well. As with any vaccine, vaccination may not fully protect everybody, although it will reduce the symptoms of the flu if you get it. It will not prevent illness from avian flu (bird flu) or a common cold. Consult your doctor first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Vaxigrip Injection

Benefits of Vaxigrip Injection

In Prevention of Influenza (flu)

Influenza (flu) is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system (nose, throat, and lungs). For most people, it gets better on its own. However, for people who are at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill such as elderly, young children, pregnant women, people with chronic long-term conditions (such as asthma, heart disease, and diabetes), people with weakened immune systems and residents of a nursing home should have the influenza vaccine to provide protection.

Because the flu virus changes quickly and new strains appear regularly, a new vaccination is needed every year (even though you may have antibodies to a previous version). It is never 100% effective and some strains will be immune, but it is still your best defense against influenza and will reduce the seriousness of the illness if you get it. Influenza can be a serious illness and kills a large number of people every year. So, you should ask about this vaccine if you feel you are vulnerable.

Side effects of Vaxigrip 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 Vaxigrip

  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Vaxigrip Injection

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

How Vaxigrip Injection works

Vaxigrip Adult 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Vaxigrip Injection?

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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor will inject Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine as an injection in the muscle of the upper arm.
  • Vaccination should be repeated every year to protect you from the flu.
  • It can take up to 2 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.

Fact Box

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

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Vaxigrip 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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I m pregnent for 7 month,My doctor prefer me vaxigrip,Please u tell why r use vaxigrip
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
I don't know about this tablet Kindly provide Pharma name
My daughter is 9 month old and I want vaacine of flu.plz suggest which va?cine will be best for baby.10 day before she was suffering from measles.
Dr. Amit Modi
Paediatrics
Vaxigrip is available in indian market. 2 doses are required at a gap of a month.
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FAQs

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

You can get vaccinated at any time during the cold season. However, it is better to get vaccinated at the beginning of the cold season. It is important to know that only one injection is required to protect you for a year.

Q. Who should get vaccinated against influenza?

Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine is recommended for people who are at high risk of developing influenza (flu). It is mainly given to children as early as 6 months of age, pregnant women, adults upto the age of 64 years and patients having weak immunity due to chronic illness.

Q. Is Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine helpful in preventing swine flu?

Yes, Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine is used to prevent symptoms of swine flu. Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine contains a very small amount of the flu virus which is introduced in our body to promote the production of antibodies (chemicals that attack that specific virus). This helps to develop immunity against the virus infection in the future.

Q. How do you store Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine?

Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine should be stored in a refrigerator at 2 - 8ºC (35-46ºF) until it is used. The temperature (2 to 8ºC) must be maintained even when transporting Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine.

Q. How is Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine supplied?

Vaxigrip Adult Vaccine is supplied as a suspension in a prefilled syringe with a plunger stopper and a tip cap with or without needles in various pack sizes.

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References

  1. Inactivated Influenza vaccine [Package Leaflet]. Mumbai, India: Sanofi Pasteur India Pvt. Ltd.; 2014. [Accessed 15 Aug. 2020]. (online) Available from: External Link
  2. Fluarix Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine). Dresden, Germany: GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals; 2012 [revised Jul. 2019]. [Accessed 17 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

Manufacturer/Marketer Address

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

MRP
970
Inclusive of all taxes
0.5 ml in 1 prefilled syringe
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