Vaccine, poliomyelitis


Generic Medicine Info
Contraindications
History of hypersensitivity to any component of the vaccine. Acute febrile illness.
Special Precautions
Patient with immunodeficiency, bleeding disorder/thrombocytopaenia. Postpone vaccination in patients with acute febrile illness. Children. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling This drug may cause syncope, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery. Monitoring Parameters Monitor for hypersensitivity reactions 15 minutes after administration.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Inj site reactions (e.g. pain, redness, bruising, swelling, induration), syncope, bleeding, asthenia, fever, hypersensitivity reaction (e.g. anaphylaxis). In children, crying. Blood and lymphatic system disorders: Lymphadenopathy. Gastrointestinal disorders: Diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting. General disorders and administration site conditions: Irritability. Metabolism and nutrition disorders: Loss of appetite. Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders: Myalgia. Nervous system disorders: Headache, restlessness. Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Rash.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of bleeding with anticoagulants. Decreased immune response with immunosuppressive therapies (e.g. high dose corticosteroids) and immunoglobulin.
CIMS Class
Vaccines, Antisera & Immunologicals
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