Uni 5

Uni 5 Caution For Usage


Biological E. Limited


Full Prescribing Info
Caution For Usage
Incompatibilities: In the absence of compatibility studies, this medicinal product must not be mixed with other medicinal products.
Special precautions for disposal and other handling: Uni 5 is available as a suspension. Upon storage, a white deposit and clear supernatant may be observed. The vaccine should be shaken well in order to obtain a homogenous turbid white suspension and visually inspected for any foreign particulate matter and/or variation of physical aspect prior to administration. In the event of either of the above being observed, discard the vaccine.
Vaccine Vial Monitor (VVM) is part of the label. The colour dot that appears on the label of the vial, is a VVM. This is a time-temperature sensitive dot that provides an indication of the cumulative heat to which the vial has been exposed. It warns the end user when exposure to heat is likely to have degraded the vaccine beyond an acceptable level.
The interpretation of the VVM is simple. Focus on the central square. Its colour will change progressively. As long as the colour of this square is lighter than the colour of the ring, then the vaccine can be used. As soon as the colour of the central square is the same colour as the ring or of a darker colour than the ring, then the vial should be discarded.
Any unused medicinal product or waste material should be discarded as Biomedical waste.
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