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R-Vac Injection

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Salt Composition : Rubella Vaccine

Manufacturer : BHARAT SERUMS & VACCINES LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 125.52
Price :119
You Save :7 (5%)

1 Vial(s)

Prepaid Only. Non-Returnable


Introduction to R-vac Injection

R-Vac injection contains the live attenuated rubella virus. It belongs to the class of medications called immunological agents. It is used to prevent rubella. Rubella is a viral disease that mainly affects the fetus if a woman is infected with this virus during the first three months of pregnancy.  This vaccine is given to children to prevent them from the disease. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to any virus or gelatin. This vaccine is not recommended for pregnant women. Inform your physician if you are using medicines that weaken the immune system. 

Inform your physician if you have a high fever, active infection, HIV or AIDS, blood problems, or any other medical conditions before receiving this vaccine. Do not self-administer the vaccine. Like other vaccines, the R-Vac injection can cause mild side effects like pain and redness at the injection site, low-grade fever, rash, and upper respiratory infections like cough and cold. If MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) combination vaccine is missed, your doctor will administer this separate vaccine at the age of 12 years and above.


Uses of R-vac Injection

  • Prevention against Rubella virus

Therapeutic Effects of R-vac Injection

The R-Vac injection contains live attenuated rubella virus. The vaccine produces a modified, noncommunicable rubella infection and provides active immunity to rubella. It helps develop immunity by producing a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause any illness but stimulates the body’s immune system to produce antibodies against the rubella virus. 


Interaction of R-vac Injection with other drugs

Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vaccines, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications interact with the R-Vac injection and reduce its effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects. Especially, Inform your physician if you are taking any medications for heart problems.


More Information about R-vac Injection

  • Store the vaccine at 2°C to 8°C
  • Protect the medicine from light and excessive moisture.
  • Keep the medicine out of reach of children and pets
  • If you missed the dosing schedule, inform your healthcare professional immediately and reschedule.

How to consume R-vac Injection

R-Vac injection will be administered to you by a doctor or other healthcare professional in a hospital setting. This medicine will be given subcutaneously (under your skin). Do not self-administer the injection. 


Safety Advices for R-vac Injection

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Pregnancy

  

Do not take R-Vac injection if you are pregnant because this may harm the unborn baby. Inform your physician if you are pregnant, suspecting pregnancy, or planning to get pregnant during the treatment. 

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Breast Feeding

  

R-Vac injection should be used cautiously during breastfeeding. Inform your physician if you are breastfeeding before receiving the treatment.

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Lungs

  

It is unknown whether R-Vac injection can be used in patients with lung disorders. Consult your doctor if you have any lung diseases before starting the treatment.

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Liver

  

There is limited information available on the use of R-Vac injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor if you have any liver diseases.

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Alcohol

  

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with rubella  Vaccine. Please consult your doctor.

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Driving

  

It is safe to drive after receiving R-Vac injection.


Side Effects of R-vac Injection

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

Common

  • Pain and redness at the site of injection
  • Low-grade fever
  • Cough and cold

Serious 

  • Allergic reactions

Word of Advice

Do not receive this vaccine if you are pregnant and avoid pregnancy for at least 28 days after receiving this vaccine. Use reliable contraception during that period. Avoid taking other vaccines at least for one month unless approved by a healthcare professional. Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin. This medicine may make you bleed, bruise, or get infections more easily. Take precautions to prevent illness and injury. Wash your hands often.


FAQs

Q 1. Can the R-Vac injection cause rubella infection?

The R-Vac injection does not contain the live rubella virus, so it cannot cause a rubella infection. The vaccine contains weakened or inactivated forms of the virus or specific components that stimulate the immune system to produce a protective response.

Q 2. How long does the R-Vac injection provide protection?

The R-Vac injection provides long-lasting immunity. In most cases, it provides lifelong protection against rubella. However, in rare instances, some individuals may lose their immunity over time, and a booster dose may be recommended in certain situations, such as during outbreaks or if traveling to areas where rubella is prevalent.

Q 3. Can the R-Vac injection be given during pregnancy?

The R-Vac injection should not be administered during pregnancy because it contains weakened virus components that could potentially harm the developing fetus. If you are planning to become pregnant, it is recommended to get vaccinated before conception to ensure protection. Avoid getting pregnant at least for 28 days after receiving the vaccine

Q 4. Can the R-Vac injection be given to individuals with a weakened immune system?

Individuals with a weakened immune system, such as those with certain medical conditions or undergoing immunosuppressive therapy, may not receive live vaccines like the R-Vac injection. It is important to consult with a healthcare provider who can evaluate individual circumstances and provide appropriate recommendations.

Q 5. When is R-Vac injection administered in females?

Generally, the first dose is administered at between 11 and 15 months of age. In case, you have missed the dose, it will be given at the age of 12 and above in females. Your physician will tell you when to administer the vaccine. It is necessary to consult your doctor before administering the vaccine.


Fact Box of R-vac Injection

Molecule name: Rubella vaccine 

Therapeutic class:  Live attenuated Vaccine

Pharmacological class: Immunological agents

Indications: Prevention of rubella virus


References

  1. R-Vac injection - Serum Institute Of India. www.seruminstitute.com. Accessed May 18, 2023. https://www.seruminstitute.com/health_faq_rubella.php
  2. Mahmood R, Gerriets V, Tadi P. Rubella Vaccine. PubMed. Published 2021. Accessed May 18, 2023. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK560845/
  3. KD Tripathi, Vaccines, Antisera and lmmuneglobulins, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, 8th Edition, 2019, 978-986.
  4. Roberto Tinoco and James E. Crowe, Jr., Immune Globulins and Vaccines, Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 13th Edition, 2018, 655-672.

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