ZOSTAVAX VACCINE

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Composition FOR ZOSTAVAX NA vaccine

Live Attenuated Varicella-Zoster Virus(NA)

food interaction for ZOSTAVAX vaccine

alcohol interaction for ZOSTAVAX vaccine

pregnancy interaction for ZOSTAVAX vaccine

lactation interaction for ZOSTAVAX vaccine

medicine interaction for ZOSTAVAX vaccine

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Zostavax vaccine at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Zostavax vaccine may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Zostavax vaccine is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
  • LIFE-THREATENING INTERACTION
    TACSANT 0.5MG CAPSULE 
  • SERIOUS INTERACTION
    DECMAX 4MG TABLET, DECAMYCIN 4MG INJECTION, PERICORT 4MG TABLET & 4 more
  • MINOR OR NO INTERACTION
    EPTOIN 100MG TABLET, EPSOLIN 50MG/2ML INJECTION 
  • SALT INFORMATION FOR ZOSTAVAX NA vaccine

    Live Attenuated Varicella-Zoster Virus(NA)

    Zostavax vaccine uses

    Zostavax vaccine is used to prevent chickenpox and shingles.

    How zostavax vaccine works

    Zostavax vaccine is a vaccine.It helps develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness, but it does stimulate the body's immune system to produce antibodies to protect against any future infections .

    Common side effects of zostavax vaccine

    Pain, Fever, Headache, Injection site itching, Skin rash, Skin redness, Swelling.

    SUBSTITUTES FOR ZOSTAVAX vaccine

    No substitutes found

    Expert advice FOR ZOSTAVAX vaccine

    • Inform your doctor if you have any immune system diseases like HIV infection, or if you are taking medicines that affect your immune system as the decision for vaccination will depend upon your immune responses.
    • Before receiving vaccine inform your doctor if you had any life threatening allergies.
    • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience difficulty in breathing, swelling of lips, face or tongue.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast feeding.
    • Do not take ifallergic to varicella-zoster virus vaccine or any of its ingredients.
    • Do not take in high-grade fever, active infection like untreated tuberculosis.
    • Do not take with any blood disorders or any type of malignant cancers including leukemia and lymphomas that affects the immune system.
    • Do not take if  receiving immunosuppressive drugs.
    • Do not take if  having history of congenital (present at birth) or hereditary immunodeficiency or HIV infection or AIDS.
    • Do not consumed if below < 9 months.
    • Do not take in case of Pregnant women.
     

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)