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Live Attenuated Varicella-Zoster Virus

Information about Live Attenuated Varicella-Zoster Virus

Live Attenuated Varicella-Zoster Virus Uses

Live Attenuated Varicella-Zoster Virus is used to prevent herpes zoster.

How Live Attenuated Varicella-Zoster Virus works

Live Attenuated Varicella-Zoster Virus 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 Live Attenuated Varicella-Zoster Virus

Pain, Fever, Headache, Injection site itching, Skin rash, Erythema (skin redness), Swelling
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Available Medicine for Live Attenuated Varicella-Zoster Virus

ZostavaxMSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
76501 variant(s)

Expert advice for Live Attenuated Varicella-Zoster Virus

  • Live Attenuated Varicella-Zoster Virus helps prevent herpes zoster and the long-lasting nerve pain that follows it.
  • It is used to vaccinate individuals 50 years of age or older.
  • It is injected under the skin or into the muscle, preferably in the upper arm as a single dose.
  • You may get a rash or mild fever, feel tired or sore at the site of the injection.
  • Do not take Live Attenuated Varicella-Zoster Virus if you are pregnant or have a weak immune system.

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