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ZOSTAVAX VACCINE

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Composition FOR ZOSTAVAX

Live Attenuated Varicella-Zoster Virus(NA)

food interaction for ZOSTAVAX

alcohol interaction for ZOSTAVAX

pregnancy interaction for ZOSTAVAX

lactation interaction for ZOSTAVAX

medicine interaction for ZOSTAVAX

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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 0.5 MG CAPSULE 
  • SERIOUS INTERACTION
    DECMAX 4 MG TABLET, DERINIDE 0.5 MG RESPULES, DECAMYCIN 4 MG INJECTION & 6 more
  • SALT INFORMATION FOR ZOSTAVAX

    Live Attenuated Varicella-Zoster Virus(NA)

    Uses

    Zostavax vaccine is used to prevent chickenpox and shingles.

    How it 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

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

    SUBSTITUTES FOR ZOSTAVAX

    No substitutes found

    Expert advice FOR ZOSTAVAX

    • 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)