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FLULAVAL QUADRIVALENT
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Drug Name:

FLULAVAL QUADRIVALENT Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Quadrivalent, inactivated, "split virion" influenza vaccine (types A and B); contains a total of 60mcg hemagglutinin per 0.5mL dose; formulation changes annually; susp for IM inj; contains thimerosal.

Company:
GlaxoSmithKline

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for FLULAVAL QUADRIVALENT:

Influenza immunization.

Adults and Children:

<6months: not established. Each dose is 0.5mL by IM inj once in the anterolateral thigh (6–11months) and in the deltoid (≥12months). 6months–8yrs (previously unvaccinated): 2 doses/season, give at least 4 weeks apart; (vaccinated in a previous season): 1 or 2 doses/season (depending on vaccination history as per annual ACIP recommendation); if 2 doses/season; give at least 4 weeks apart. ≥9yrs: 1 dose/season.

Contraindications:

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

Warnings/Precautions:

Use current formulation only. Guillain-Barre syndrome within 6 weeks of previous flu vaccine. Bleeding disorders. Immunosuppressed. Risk of sycope with injectable vaccines. Have epinephrine inj (1:1000) available. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Concomitant vaccines: insufficient data (see full labeling). Immunosuppressants (eg, radiation, chemotherapy, high-dose steroids): may get suboptimal response.

Adverse Reactions:

Local reactions (eg, pain, redness, swelling), headache, muscle aches, arthralgia, fatigue, fever, malaise; children: irritability, loss of appetite, drowsiness.

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

Single-dose prefilled Tip-Lok syringes (0.5mL)—10; Multi-dose vial (5mL)—1

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