NEXIPOX

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Nexipox

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Brand name:- Nexipox
Composition:- Varicella Vaccine (live) attenuated (2000 PFU)
Manufacturer:- Novo Medi Sciences Pvt Ltd  
Dosage form:- Injection 
Strength:- 0.5ml 
Packaging:- Vial 
Immunization:- Chickenpox
Storage:- Store in a refrigerator

Overview of Vaccine 

Nexipox is given to individuals of age 12 months and older to ensure immunization against Chickenpox. It is given in two doses. In children, the second dose is given after 3 months from the first dose. Whereas in adults and adolescents, the second dose is administered after 4 weeks from the first dose. To get full prevention from the virus, make sure to get both doses administered at the right time.  

Usage of Nexipox

Nexipox Vaccine keeps an individual safe from Chickenpox, a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. This vaccine is given to the person under the skin or into the muscle of the upper arm in the strength of 0.5mL. It is highly advisable to not try its administration on your own. This injection is given under the strict supervision of a medical practitioner.

Contraindications 

The Nexipox vaccine may not be indicated for use in some individuals. This is due to its interactions with the body’s function. In order to know whether this vaccine is safe for use in your case, be sure to consult a medical practitioner and tell your medical history (along with your current medical condition). This will help the doctor to study your case better. Here are a few cases for which Nexipox is contraindicated:- 

  • Pregnancy 

  • Acquired immunodeficiency states 

  • Any active infection

  • A known allergy to neomycin

  • A known allergy to gelatin

  • A known allergy to a previous dose of varicella injection

  • Immunosuppressive therapy

Does Nexipox cause any Side Effects?

Nexipox Vaccine comprises Varicella (live) attenuated (2000 PFU), which may cause certain side effects in individuals after its administration. The major cause of side effects is the body’s reaction to the new substance. However, in many individuals, side effects may not occur or be very mild to be noticed. It is important to discuss the probability of side effects and learn the ways to counter them. Here is a list of various side effects!

Common Side Effects 

  • Pain at the injection site

  • Redness and swelling

  • Upper respiratory tract infection

  • Headache 

  • Fever 

Rare Side Effects 

  • Swollen glands in the neck, or armpit

  • Painful and swollen joints

  • Indigestion 

  • Muscle ache, tenderness, or weakness

  • Fits or seizures

  • Bleeding or bruising

Serious Side Effects 

  • Earache 

  • Hives (urticaria)

  • Irritability 

  • Chickenpox-like rash

  • Fever greater than 39°C

  • Shingles 

  • Infection or inflammation of the nervous system

Other Side Effects

  • Itching 

  • Cough 

  • Sore throat 

  • Skin rash (spots and/or blisters)

  • Vomiting 

  • Diarrhea 

  • Tiredness 

  • Fatigue 

  • Dizziness 

  • Chest pain

  • Generally feeling unwell

  • Runny or blocked nose

  • Stomach pain or discomfort

  • Toothache 

  • Nervousness 

  • Difficulty in swallowing 

  • Nausea 

  • Migraine 

  • Sleepiness 

  • Sneezing

Dosage 

Nexipox vaccine is administered in two shots to individuals of age 12 months and older in order to ensure immunization against Chickenpox. It comprises Varicella Vaccine (live) attenuated (2000 PFU). This vaccine is given to the person under the skin or into the muscle of the upper arm in the strength of 0.5mL. It is highly advised to not try its administration on your own. The Nexipox vaccine is given under the strict supervision of a medical professional. 

  • Children 

    • Two doses are administered with a gap of 3 months at least. 

  • Adolescents 

    • Two doses are administered with a gap of 4 weeks at least. 

  • Adults 

    • Two doses are administered with a gap of 4 weeks at least.

General Warnings and Precautions

  • This vaccine does not ensure immunization against any other virus except the varicella-zoster virus. 

  • It is given by a medical practitioner or a nurse. 

  • Do not administer the injection if you have a severe infection.

  • Do not administer this vaccine if you are suffering from cancer. 

Special Warnings

  • Pregnancy 

    • During pregnancy, the Nexipox vaccine may not be safe for use because it may affect the baby’s development.

  • Breastfeeding 

    • During breastfeeding, the Nexipox vaccine may not be safe for use because it may cause harm to the new-born baby via milk.

  • Kidney disease 

    • The Nexipox vaccine may not cause any harm to the kidneys and their functioning. However, to avoid any adverse reaction, make sure to discuss the same with your healthcare professional. 

  • Liver disease 

    • The Nexipox vaccine may not cause any harm to the liver and its functioning. However, to avoid any adverse reaction, make sure to discuss the same with your healthcare professional.

Q1. What is the use of the Nexipox vaccine?

Ans. The Nexipox vaccine is used to ensure immunization against Chickenpox in individuals of age 12 months and older. 

Q2. What are the common side effects of the Nexipox vaccine?

Ans. The most common side effects of the Nexipox vaccine are skin rash, fever, itching, cough, nausea, migraine, muscle ache, dizziness, swollen glands, toothache, vomiting, etc. It is necessary to contact a healthcare provider if side effects occur and last long. 

Q3. In what strength is the Nexipox vaccine administered?

Ans. The Nexipox vaccine is given to individuals in two doses with a strength of 0.5mL. 

Q4. How should I take Nexipox injection?

Ans. Nexipox injection is administered by a healthcare provider or a nurse. It is advised to not administer the vaccine on your own.

Q5. How is the Nexipox injection stored?

Ans. Store Nexipox vaccine in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Avoid freezing. 

Q6. What is the right age to get a Nexipox vaccine?

Ans. The Nexipox vaccine is administered in children of age 12 months and older. 

Q7. Is the Nexipox vaccine safe for use in kidney patients?

Ans. The Nexipox vaccine may not cause any harm to the kidneys and their functioning. However, to avoid any adverse reaction, make sure to discuss the same with your healthcare professional.

Q8. Is the Nexipox vaccine safe to use in breastfeeding women?

Ans. During breastfeeding, the Nexipox vaccine may not be safe for use because it may cause harm to the newborn baby via milk.

Q9. Does the Nexipox vaccine damage the liver?

Ans. The Nexipox vaccine may not cause any harm to the liver and its functioning. However, to avoid any adverse reaction, make sure to discuss the same with your healthcare professional.

Q10. Is it safe to take the Nexipox vaccine during pregnancy?

Ans. During pregnancy, the Nexipox vaccine may not be safe for use because it may affect the baby’s development. 

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