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Generic Name: Poliovirus Vaccine (poe-LEE-oh-VYE-russ)
Brand Name: Ipol

Ipol is used for:

Preventing polio.

Ipol is a vaccine. It works by stimulating the body to create antibodies, which provides protection against the polio virus.

Do NOT use Ipol if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Ipol , including 2-phenoxyethanol, formaldehyde, streptomycin, polymyxin B, or neomycin
  • you have had a severe reaction to a previous dose of this vaccine
  • you have a fever

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Ipol :

Some medical conditions may interact with Ipol . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances, including latex
  • if you have an infection, diarrhea, or a weakened immune system, are debilitated, or are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Ipol . However, no specific interactions with Ipol are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Ipol may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Ipol :

Use Ipol as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Ipol is usually administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you are using Ipol at home, carefully follow the injection procedures taught to you by your health care provider.
  • If Ipol contains particles or is discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged in any way, do not use it.
  • Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and away from pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Dispose of properly after use. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain local regulations for proper disposal.
  • It is very important to complete your vaccination schedule. If you miss a dose of Ipol , contact your doctor immediately.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Ipol .

Important safety information:

  • Keep all doctor and lab appointments while using Ipol .
  • If you have a fever, illness, or infection, your doctor may delay giving the vaccine. Discuss this with your doctor.
  • Ipol is not recommended for use in INFANTS younger than 6 weeks of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Ipol during pregnancy. It is unknown if Ipol is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Ipol , check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Ipol :

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Crying; decreased appetite; drowsiness; fever, pain, redness, tenderness, or a raised area at the injection site; fussiness; spitting up feedings; tiredness; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); paralysis.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Ipol :

Store Ipol in the refrigerator, between 35 and 46 degrees F (2 and 8 degrees C). Do not freeze. Keep Ipol out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Ipol , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Ipol is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Ipol . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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