FLUZONE HIGH-DOSE Rx

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FLUZONE HIGH-DOSE

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Generic Name and Formulations:

Trivalent inactivated "split virus" influenza vaccine (Types A and B); 0.5mL dose contains a total of 180mcg of influenza virus hemagglutinin; formulation changes annually; susp for IM inj.

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Indications for FLUZONE HIGH-DOSE:

Influenza immunization for patients ≥65yrs of age.

Adult:

<65yrs: use Fluzone or Fluzone Intradermal. ≥65yrs: One dose per year. 0.5mL IM in deltoid muscle.

Children:

Use Fluzone IM.

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

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

FLUZONE HIGH-DOSE 0.5ml syringes (Qty:1)

appx. price $53.00