Varicella Vaccine-GCC

Varicella Vaccine-GCC

vaccine, varicella-zoster

Manufacturer:

Green Cross Corp

Distributor:

Biogenetech
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Live attenuated varicella virus not <1,400 PFU
Indications/Uses
Prophylaxis against varicella in individuals ≥1 yr.
Dosage/Direction for Use
SC 0.5 mL/dose. Adult & childn ≥13 yr 2 doses w/ 4-wk min interval. Childn 1-12 yr Administer 1st dose at 12-18 mth, may administer 2nd dose at 4-6 yr. Varicella outbreak Administer 2nd dose before 4 yr w/ at least 3-mth interval from 1st dose. If 1st dose is administered after 12-18 mth, 2nd dose may be administered at ≥4 yr w/ at least 3-mth interval between 1st & 2nd dose.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to kanamycin, erythromycin or other components of vaccine. Fever or malnutrition; CV, renal or hepatic disorder. History of spasm w/in 1 yr prior to use; cellular immunodeficiency; primary, acquired immunodeficiency; acute myelocytic leukemia, T-cell leukemia or malignant lymphatic tumor. Highly immunosuppressed patients due to radiotherapy or intensified treatment. Concomitant administration of live vaccines (oral polio, measles, rubella, mumps & BCG) w/in 1 mth. Pregnancy or willingness to conceive w/in 2 mth. Childn <12 mth.
Special Precautions
Avoid close contact of vaccine recipients w/ immunocompromised individuals for up to 6 wk following vaccination. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Inj site reactions eg, pain/soreness, swelling &/or erythema, rash, pruritus, hematoma, induration, stiffness; fever >102°F (39°C) oral, varicella-like rash (generalized or inj site).
Drug Interactions
Avoid for at least 5 mth following blood or plasma transfusion & any Ig or varicella zoster Ig administration. Avoid any Ig including varicella zoster Ig 2 mth following vaccination. Not to be used w/ salicylates 6 wk following vaccination to avoid Reye's syndrome.
ATC Classification
J07BK01 - varicella, live attenuated ; Belongs to the class of varicella viral vaccines.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Varicella Vaccine-GCC inj
Packing/Price
(+ 0.7 mL diluent) 1's
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