GlaxoSmithKline | Attenuated Live Flu Vaccine (Medication)
Attenuated Live Flu Vaccine: Indications
Live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) is a type of influenza vaccine. Live, attenuated influenza vaccine contains live but attenuated (weakened) influenza virus. This is in contrast to most influenza vaccines, which are inactivated vaccines. Both forms of vaccine (live attenuated and inactivated) are typically trivalent. That is, they contain material from three different influenza virus strains recommended by national and international public health agencies as most likely to be protective against seasonal influenza in any given year….
Attenuated Live Flu Vaccine: Side Effects
Like any medicine, LAIV can cause side effects, it could possibly cause serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions – difficulty breathing, hoarseness or wheezing, hives, paleness, weakness, a fast heart beat or dizziness.
Other side effects include: runny nose, nasal congestion or cough; fever; headache and muscle aches; wheezing; abdominal pain or occasional vomiting or diarrhea. If any of these persist or get worse, seek immediately medical help….
Attenuated Live Flu Vaccine: Precaution
Before taking this vaccine, tell your doctor if you have any type of allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions: heart disease; kidney or liver disease; lung disease; metabolic disease, such as diabetes; asthma; anemia and other blood disorders; a weakened immune system; or Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor advice….