Brand Name: Zuvicella
Salt Composition: Varicella Vaccine (live) attenuated
Manufacturer: Zuventus Healthcare
Storage: Store in a refrigerator
Zuvicella vaccine is indicated to children of age 12 months and older in order to provide immunization against chickenpox. Each dose of Zuvicella contains 0.5 mL of Varicella Vaccine (live) attenuated. Zuvicella vaccine doesn’t provide immunization against any other virus except the varicella-zoster virus. This vaccine is the most effective way to prevent Chickenpox.
Zuvicella vaccine is administered as an injection under the skin or into the muscle of the arm (upper-side). The injection is given by a medical professional or a healthcare provider. You can also prevent the spread of chickenpox by ensuring proper hygiene. This vaccine is administered in children of age 12 months and older to protect them from this highly contagious disease. Chickenpox is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (one of nine herpes viruses known to infect humans).
Here are some things that need to be kept in mind before receiving the dose of the Zuvicella vaccine. Do not receive the Zuvicella vaccine if any of the below mentioned applying to them and if you are not sure contact your medical representative as soon as possible.
Allergic to any of the active ingredients present in this medication.
Severe infection with a high temperature, a minor infection should not be a problem.
Allergic to any other vaccine or neomycin (an antibiotic used to treat skin infections).
Zuvicella vaccine may cause some side effects and it is an unwanted response of a dosage. Side effects can be mild, moderate, or severe and many of these are easily managed or go on their own. Your medical professional advises you on how to manage the below-mentioned side effects. Make sure to consult your healthcare provider if you experience any side effects during the course of this medicine.
Common side effects
Rare side effects
Other side effects
If side effects occur and interfere with your routine activities, consult your pharmacist or medical professional.
Dosage administration of the Zuvicella vaccine is given under the supervision of healthcare professionals and medical practitioners. Below stated points are broadly classified:-
Zuvicella vaccine is given in children 12 months and above.
A single dose of Zuvicella (Varicella Vaccine (live) attenuated) 0.5 ml is injected into the muscle in the upper arm.
Children aged 12 months to 12 years of age should have two doses of the Zuvicella vaccine and a second dose of the vaccine should be administered at least 3 months apart.
In adolescents and adults, 2 doses of the Zuvicella vaccine are recommended and should be administered 4 to 8 weeks apart.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not forget to share and discuss your medical history or any other significant fact about your health with your healthcare professional. Below stated factors that may affect the use of this medication:-
Liver function:- Zuvicella vaccine may be safe for use because it may not affect the functioning of the liver. However, it is necessary to contact a medical professional.
Bleeding disorders:- use of blood-thinning medicines like warfarin, may increase the risk of bleeding and cause hemophilia (bleeding problems).
Immunosuppression:- Zuvicella vaccine may not be effective if you are receiving immunosuppressive therapy.
Neomycin allergy:- consult your medical practitioner before receiving the Zuvicella vaccine because it can cause an allergic reaction.
Infection and fever:- before receiving the Zuvicella vaccine, if you have a fever or any other infection your healthcare professional may recommend you to wait until you get better.
Vaccine protection:- people who are already infected with chickenpox, the Zuvicella vaccine may not provide proper protection and prevention from the virus.
- Kidney function:- Zuvicella vaccine may be safe for use as it may not affect the functioning of the kidney. However, it is necessary to contact a medical professional.
Q1. What is the use of the Zuvicella vaccine?
Ans. Zuvicella vaccine is indicated to children of age 12 months and older in order to provide immunization against chickenpox.
Q2. What are the side effects of the Zuvicella vaccine?
Ans. Some of the common side effects of the Zuvicella vaccine are:- skin rash, itching, cough, nausea, migraine, muscle ache, dizziness, drowsiness, swollen glands, vomiting, etc.
Q3. In what strength is the Zuvicella vaccine given?
Ans. Zuvicella vaccine is administered with a strength of 0.5mL.
Q4. How should I take a Zuvicella injection?
Ans. Zuvicella injection is given by a medical professional or a healthcare provider. It is highly advised to not self-administer the vaccine.
Q5. Is the Zuvicella vaccine safe for use in heart patients?
Ans. Zuvicella vaccine may be safe for use in patients suffering from heart disease. However, make your doctor aware of your medical history before taking the vaccine.
Q6. What is the right age to get a Zuvicella vaccine?
Ans. Zuvicella vaccine is administered in children of age 12 months and older.
Q7. Does the Zuvicella vaccine damage the liver?
Ans. Zuvicella 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.
Q8. Is Zuvicella vaccine safe to use in breastfeeding women?
Ans. During breastfeeding, the Zuvicella vaccine may not be safe for use in women as it may harm the newborn baby.
Q9. Is it safe to take the Zuvicella vaccine during pregnancy?
Ans. During pregnancy, women may experience mild or severe side effects. Therefore, it is advised to contact the medical professional.
Q10. How is the Zuvicella injection stored?
Ans. Store Zuvicella vaccine in a refrigerator. Do not shake or freeze the vial.