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Inactivated influenza vaccine

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Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Influenza vaccines, also known as flu shots or flu jabs, are vaccines that protect against infection by influenza virus. These vaccines are generally safe. Fever occurs in five to ten percent of children vaccinated. Temporary muscle pains or feelings of tiredness may occur as well In certain years, the vaccine causes Guillain barre syndrome in older people at a rate of about one case per million doses. It should not be given to those with severe allergies to eggs or to previous versions of the vaccine. The vaccines come in both inactive and weakened viral forms. The inactive version should be used for those who are pregnant. They come in forms that are injected into the muscles, sprayed into the nose, or injected into the middle layer of skin. While side effects of the flu vaccine may occur, they are usually minor. The flu vaccine can cause serious side effects, including an allergic reactions , but this is rare. Furthermore, the common side effects and risks of inoculation are mild and temporary when compared to the risks and severe health effects of the annual influenza epidemic's well-documented toll of illness, hospitalization, and death.

The flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu this season. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctor visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths.It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenza virus infection. In the meantime, you are still at risk for getting the flu. That's why it's better to get vaccinated early in the fall, so you are protected before flu begins spreading in your community.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

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In addition to its intended effect, Inactivated influenza vaccine may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Headache

Weakness

Injection site allergic reaction.

Is It safe with alcohol?

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Inactivated influenza vaccine is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Inactivated influenza vaccine should be used with caution during lactation. \nBreast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

Inactivated influenza vaccine does not usually affect your ability to drive.

Does this affect kidney function?

There is limited information available on the use of Inactivated influenza vaccine in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Are there any missed dose instructions?

If you miss a dose of Inactivated influenza vaccine, please consult your doctor.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Inactivated influenza vaccine as ingredient
CPL Biologicals Pvt Ltd
Serum Institute Of India Ltd
Lupin Ltd
Abbott India Ltd
Lupin Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Zydus Cadila
Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
Serum Institute Of India Ltd
Inactivated influenza vaccine are a group of substances that act to sensitize the natural immune system of the body towards the influenza virus, so that if infected, the body’s immune system can neutralize the virus and prevent development of influenza.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Medicine

Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup

Decmax 4Mg Tablet

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Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

"The potency of the vaccine will be for one year" This is for H1N1 vaccine. Does this mean that the effectiveness of this vaccine is for a year only and one needs to take this vaccine each year?

MBBS, FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
"The potency of the vaccine will be for one year" This is for H1N1 vaccine. Does this mean that the effectiveness of ...
Influenza vaccines are usually given for a year only because of antigenic variation and drift they make not work on every strain. Thats why flu shots are given every year.

I want to know about details of painless vaccination. Is there any side effect or any other demerit.

MBBS, FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
I want to know about details of painless vaccination. Is there any side effect or any other demerit.
Painless vaccination for the majority of vaccines is a technology in its infancy, with ongoing experiments and clinical trials to deliver vaccines either orally, via aerosol or via the skin. There are a few exceptions, including oral vaccines for ...
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Hi, I need vaccination of Influenza at 6 month, Is it required to take him to vaccination centre or you can please suggest me the best vaccination of influenza, so that I can purchase it form nearest town which is 70 km from my village. Or it required to kept directly in freeze.

Fellowship In PCCM, Fellow-Pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy, Fellowship In Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Hi, I need vaccination of Influenza at 6 month, Is it required to take him to vaccination centre or you can please su...
would require 6 complete month of age. we would not suggest it to be bought by you.. as cold chain break would be an issue

Hello sir/madam Are you given the painless vaccination for new born child and what is the package or per vaccination cost.

Fellowship In PCCM, Fellow-Pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy, Fellowship In Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Hello sir/madam
Are you given the painless vaccination for new born child and what is the package or per vaccination ...
6 weeks vaccine list. Painless - hexaxim around 3800 Rota - 800 approx PCV7 - 1600 approx depends which molecule your doc choose.

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