VARIPED

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Variped

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Brand Name: Variped
Salt Composition: Varicella Vaccine (live) attenuated (1350PFU)
Manufacturer: MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd  
Strength: 0.5mL
Dosage: Vaccine 
Indication: Chickenpox
Storage: Store in a refrigerator 

Overview

Variped vaccine is indicated to children of age 12 months and older in order to provide immunization against chickenpox. Each dose of Variped contains 0.5 mL of Varicella Vaccine (live) attenuated (1350PFU). Variped vaccine doesn’t provide immunization against any other virus except the varicella-zoster virus. 

Usage of Variped

Variped vaccine is administered in children of age 12 months and older to provide immunization against chickenpox, a disease caused by the varicella virus. The injection is given by a medical professional or a healthcare provider. Variped vaccine is administered as an injection under the skin or into the muscle of the arm (upper-side). It is highly advised to not self-administer the vaccine.

Contraindications 

Variped vaccine is contraindicated to some patients. This is because the vaccine may lead to unfavorable conditions in some cases. To know whether the Variped vaccine is safe for you or not, consult your healthcare professional to discuss the medical history before the administration. Also, be sure to inform your healthcare provider about the medicines you already take, including prescription-based medicines and supplements. Variped vaccine is not indicated for use in the following cases:-

  • Allergy to neomycin

  • Allergy to gelatin

  • Allergy to a previous dose of varicella injection

  • Acquired immunodeficiency states 

  • Any active infection

  • Pregnancy 

  • Tuberculosis

 

 

Side effects

Variped vaccines may cause adverse effects after administration. This is because bodies react differently to a new substance. Some people do not experience any side effects whereas others experience moderate effects after taking the Varilrix vaccine. The following are some of the side effects:- 

Most common side effects 

  • Pain at the injection site

  • Redness and swelling

  • Upper respiratory tract infection

  • Headache 

  • Fever 

Common side effects 

  • Itching 

  • Cough 

  • Runny or blocked nose

  • Sneezing 

  • Sore throat 

  • Skin rash (spots and/or blisters)

  • Vomiting 

  • Diarrhea 

  • Stomach pain or discomfort

  • Toothache 

  • Nervousness 

  • Difficulty in swallowing 

  • Tiredness 

  • Fatigue 

  • Dizziness 

  • Chest pain

  • Generally feeling unwell

  • Nausea 

  • Migraine 

  • Sleepiness 

Rare side effects 

  • Muscle ache, tenderness, or weakness

  • Fits or seizures

  • Swollen glands in the neck, or armpit

  • Painful and swollen joints

  • Indigestion 

  • Bleeding or bruising

Other side effects 

  • Hives (urticaria)

  • Irritability 

  • Chickenpox-like rash

  • Fever greater than 39°C

  • Earache 

  • Shingles 

  • Infection or inflammation of the nervous system

Dosage 

Variped vaccine is administered in children of age 12 months and older to provide immunization against chickenpox. Each dose of Variped contains 0.5 mL of Varicella Vaccine (live) attenuated (1350PFU). The injection is given by a medical professional or a healthcare provider. Variped vaccine is administered as an injection under the skin or into the muscle of the arm (upper-side). It is highly advised to not self-administer the vaccine.

  • Children 

    • Two doses are administered at a minimum interval of three months. 

  • Adolescents 

    • Two doses are administered at a minimum interval of four weeks.

  • Adults 

    • Two doses are administered at a minimum interval of four weeks.

Warnings and Precautions 

General Warnings and Precautions

  • Variped vaccine doesn’t provide immunization against any other virus except the varicella-zoster virus. 

  • Do not administer this vaccine if you are allergic or hypersensitive to any of the ingredients of the Variped vaccine. 

  • Administer this vaccine with extreme caution if you are suffering from any severe infection. 

  • Make sure to know the potential risks and effects, along with the ways to manage them. 

Special Precautions

  • Pregnancy 

    • During pregnancy, the Variped vaccine may not be safe for use in women as it may affect the growth of the developing baby. 

  • Breastfeeding 

    • During breastfeeding, the Variped vaccine may not be safe for use in women as it may harm the new-born baby.

  • Liver function 

    • Variped vaccines may be safe for use because they may not affect the functioning of the liver. However, it is necessary to contact a medical professional.

  • Kidney function 

    • Variped vaccines may be safe for use as they may not affect the functioning of the kidney. However, it is necessary to contact a medical professional.

Q1. What is the use of the Variped vaccine?

Ans. Variped vaccine is indicated to children of age 12 months and older in order to provide immunization against chickenpox. 

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

Ans. Some of the common side effects of the Variped vaccine are skin rash, itching, cough, toothache, nausea, migraine, muscle ache, dizziness, drowsiness, swollen glands, vomiting, etc. It is advisable to call a doctor if side effects last long. 

Q3. In what strength is the Variped vaccine given?
Ans. Variped vaccine is administered with a strength of 0.5mL.  

Q4. How should I take a Variped injection?

Ans. Variped injection is given by a medical professional or a healthcare provider. It is highly advised to not self-administer the vaccine.

Q5. How is the Variped injection stored?

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

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

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

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

Ans. Variped vaccines may be safe for use as they may not affect the functioning of the kidney. However, it is necessary to contact a medical professional.

Q8. Is Variped vaccine safe to use in breastfeeding women?

Ans. During breastfeeding, the Variped vaccine may not be safe for use in women as it may harm the new-born baby.

Q9. Does the Variped vaccine damage the liver?

Ans. Variped vaccines may be safe for use because they may not affect the functioning of the liver. However, it is necessary to contact a medical professional.

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

Ans. During pregnancy, the Variped vaccine may not be safe for use in women as it may affect the growth of the developing baby. 

 

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