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FLUZONE
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Drug Name:

FLUZONE Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Trivalent inactivated "split virus" influenza vaccine (Types A and B); 0.25mL dose contains a total of 22.5mcg of influenza virus hemmagglutinin; 0.5mL dose contains a total of 45mcg of influenza virus hemmagglutinin; formulation changes annually; susp for IM inj; antibiotic-free.

Company:
Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for FLUZONE:

Influenza immunization.

Adults and Children:

<6 months: not recommended. 6 months–8yrs: 1 or 2 doses/season (depending on vaccination history as per annual ACIP recommendation); if 2 doses/season; give at least 4 weeks apart. 6–35 months: 0.25mL IM. ≥3yrs: 0.5mL IM. Infants: give in anterolateral thigh; toddlers, young children and adults: give in deltoid muscle.

Contraindications:

Allergy to egg proteins. Life-threatening reaction to any previous flu vaccine.

Warnings/Precautions:

Use current formulation only. Guillain-Barre syndrome within 6 weeks of previous flu vaccine. Immunosuppressed. Have epinephrine inj (1:1000) available. Pregnancy (Cat.C for IM and High-Dose; Cat.B for Intradermal, Intradermal Quadrivalent). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Immunosuppressants: may get suboptimal response.

See Also:

FLUZONE HIGH-DOSE

FLUZONE INTRADERMAL

FLUZONE QUADRIVALENT

FLUZONE INTRADERMAL QUADRIVALENT

Adverse Reactions:

Local reactions (eg, pain, tenderness, swelling, erythema), malaise, headache, myalgia, irritability.

How Supplied:

Fluzone, Fluzone Quadrivalent prefilled syringe (0.25mL, 0.5mL)—10; Single-dose vial (0.5mL)—10; Fluzone multi-dose vial (5mL)—1 (contains thimerosal); Fluzone High-Dose prefilled syringe (0.5mL)—10; Fluzone Intradermal, Fluzone Intradermal Quadrivalent single-dose prefilled microinjection system (0.1mL)—10

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