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Imovax Polio Injection

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Salt Composition : Poliomyelitis Vaccine

Manufacturer : SANOFI INDIA LTD

Origin of Medicine : France

MRP: 440
Price :358
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1 Prefilled Syringe(s) Of 0.5ml

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Introduction to Imovax Polio Injection

The Imovax Polio Injection contains an active component called the poliomyelitis vaccine. It protects individuals from contracting polio, a highly infectious viral disease mainly affecting children under five years of age. Using it in individuals, especially children, helps build immunity against the poliovirus, thereby preventing the occurrence of the disease. The widespread use of this medication is a crucial component of global efforts to eradicate polio. By ensuring that a significant proportion of the population is immunized, it helps to establish herd immunity. This concept means that when a sufficiently high percentage of the population is vaccinated, it indirectly protects individuals who have not been vaccinated or may have a weakened immune system.

If an individual has had a severe allergic reaction (such as anaphylaxis) to a previous dose of the Imovax Polio Injection for any of its components, it is advised not to use it.  Individuals with certain severe immunodeficiency conditions, such as primary immunodeficiency disorders, severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), or those undergoing immunosuppressive therapy (such as high-dose corticosteroids or chemotherapy), should generally not receive this medication.  Individuals with severe kidney or liver disease should consult their healthcare provider before receiving it. Imovax Polio Injection is generally safe for older adults, but individuals with specific health concerns or compromised immune systems should consult their healthcare provider before using it. It is an essential part of routine childhood immunizations. 


Uses of Imovax Polio Injection

  • Prevention of Poliomyelitis

Therapeutic Effects of Imovax Polio Injection

The Imovax Polio Injection stimulates the body's immune system to produce antibodies that protect the poliovirus. These antibodies help prevent the poliovirus from causing infection and spreading to the nervous system, thereby effectively preventing the onset of poliomyelitis.


Interaction of Imovax Polio Injection with other drugs

Inform the doctor about your medicines, including prescription, over the counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with the Imovax Polio Injection, reducing effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects. 


More Information about Imovax Polio Injection

  • Store at room temperature, between 2°C and 8°C.
  • Keep away from moisture, heat, and light.
  • It should not be frozen.
  • Keep away from children and pets.

How to consume Imovax Polio Injection

The Imovax Polio Injection can be administered intravenously or orally. Both routes effectively stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies against the poliovirus.


Safety Advices for Imovax Polio Injection

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Pregnancy

  

The Imovax Polio Injection is generally unsafe during pregnancy, especially the oral polio vaccine (OPV), which contains live attenuated virus.

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Breast Feeding

  

No evidence suggests any harm to the infant if the mother receives the Imovax Polio Injection while breastfeeding. It is advisable to consult a healthcare provider before using it.

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Lungs

  

Consult your healthcare provider if you have a history of lung conditions before using the Imovax Polio Injection.

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Liver

  

If you have liver disorders, informing your healthcare provider before starting the Imovax Polio Injection is important.

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Alcohol

  

It is advisable to avoid excessive alcohol consumption while taking the Imovax Polio Injection, as it may weaken the immune system, potentially affecting the body's response to the vaccine. Consult your healthcare provider regarding the consumption of alcohol while on this medication.

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Driving

  

The Imovax Polio Injection is not known to impair cognitive or motor function. Therefore, it does not typically interfere with the ability to drive or operate machinery. If you experience these symptoms, consult your healthcare provider if you experience side effects.


Side Effects of Imovax Polio Injection

Imovax Polio Injection causes some side effects like all medications, although not everyone will experience them. 

Serious

  • Allergic reactions

Common

  • Soreness, redness
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Drowsiness.
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting.
  • Rash or hive

Word of Advice

Individuals with a history of severe allergic reactions to any component of the Imovax Polio Injection should not receive the vaccine. People with compromised immune systems due to conditions such as HIV/AIDS, certain cancers, or immunosuppressive therapies should consult their healthcare provider before receiving it. Pregnant women should generally avoid it due to the use of live attenuated virus.  Individuals who have had a severe reaction to a previous dose of this medication should discuss their concerns with a healthcare professional before receiving further doses. Following the recommended vaccination schedule is crucial to ensure optimal protection. Delaying or skipping doses may compromise the effectiveness of the vaccine. It should be stored at the recommended temperature range and expired or damaged vaccines should not be used. Proper administration techniques, such as using sterile equipment and following appropriate injection protocols, should be observed to minimize the risk of adverse reactions at the injection site.


FAQs

Q 1. Does the Imovax Polio Injection provide lifelong immunity?

The Imovax Polio Injection provides long-lasting immunity, but booster doses may be recommended in certain situations, such as travel to areas where polio is still endemic.

Q 2. What should I do if I miss a dose of the Imovax Polio Injection?

If a dose of the Imovax Polio Injection is missed, it is advisable to consult a healthcare provider to determine the best course of action and ensure the vaccination schedule is completed as soon as possible.

Q 3. Is it necessary to receive the Imovax Polio Injection if I am not traveling to areas where polio is prevalent?

Even if you are not traveling to areas where polio is prevalent, the Imovax Polio Injection is still recommended as part of routine immunization to maintain overall population immunity and prevent the reintroduction of the virus.

Q 4. Can individuals who have received the Imovax Polio Injection still contract polio?

While the Imovax Polio Injection provides high levels of protection, no vaccine is 100% effective. In rare cases, individuals who have been vaccinated may still contract the disease, but the severity is typically reduced.

Q 5. Is the Imovax Polio Injection effective in preventing all types of polioviruses?

Yes, the Imovax Polio Injection effectively provides immunity against all three types of polioviruses: type 1, type 2, and type 3.

Q 6. Are there any long-term complications associated with the Imovax Polio Injection?

Long-term complications from the Imovax Polio Injection are extremely rare. In most cases, the benefits of vaccination in preventing polio outweigh the minimal risks of potential side effects.


Fact Box of Imovax Polio Injection

Molecule name:  Imovax Polio Injection

Therapeutic class: Viral Vaccine 

Pharmacological class:  Immunizing Agent


 

Indications: 

1. Prevention of Poliomyelitis


References

  1. KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Vaccines and sera, 7th edition, 2013, 922.
  2. Sanofi Pasteur India Pvt Ltd; [Accessed on 24th Oct 2023]; https://www.sanofi.in/-/media/Project/One-Sanofi-Web/Websites/Asia-Pacific/Sanofi-IN/Home/science-and-innovation/for-healthcare-professionals/product-information/Imovax_Polio.pdf?la=en

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