Fluzone (Injection)

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Overdose and side effects of Fluzone

If someone were to receive 5.0 ml of the flu vaccine vs 0.5 ml - what would the side effects be and would there be any permanent or serious long term injuries? I cannot seem to find any information on the internet and most sites reads that an overdose...
by Karen Bates in Albany, NY, 12/13/2006

Fluzone Stability

Hi I work for a local clinic and I'm interested in knowing more about allowable Fluzone storage conditions. Fluzone is a refrigerated product. Do you have stability information available showing allowable storage temperature excursions? How long can F...
by Tom Lynch in Washington, DC, 03/22/2006

when draw up on a syringe.

When you draw up a dose to give and parents change their mind and not given, when that dose is put in the frig how long can it stay there, how many hour is it good. Thanks Gloria
by gloria in Sioux Falls, SD, 10/24/2006

Fluzone (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Fluzone (Injection)

Fluzone (Injection) Medication Classification


Fluzone (Injection) Brandname

Fluzone, Fluzone Preservative-Free Pediatric, Fluvirin, Flushield

Fluzone (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Influenza Virus Vaccine (in-floo-EN-za VYE-rus vak-SEEN) Prevents infection caused by influenza viruses (the flu).

When To Not Use Fluzone (Injection)

You should not receive this vaccine if you have had an allergic reaction to any flu shot, or if you are allergic to eggs. you should not receive this vaccine if you have ever had Guillain-Barre syndrome, if you have a severe illness with fever, or if you have lung disease. This vaccine is not recommended for babies younger than 6 months of age.

How Should You Use Fluzone (Injection)


  • This medicine is given as a shot into one of your muscles. A flu shot is given once every year, between October and November. The influenza vaccine must be repeated ea

Proper Fluzone (Injection) Storage

Store Fluzone (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Fluzone (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Fluzone (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Influenza vaccine should not be given within 3 days of a pertussis ("whooping cough") vaccine (such as DTP).
  • Before you receive this vaccine, make sure the nurse knows if you are using blood thinners (Coumadin®), theophylline, or medicine for seizures (such as Depakote®, Dilantin®, Keppra™, Tegretol®).
  • This vaccine may not work as well if you receive it while you are also using cancer medicines or steroids (such as prednisone). However, your doctor may still want you to get the shot.

Fluzone (Injection) Warnings

  • Before you receive this vaccine, make sure the nurse knows if you have HIV or AIDS, or if you have ever had a mild but unusual reaction (such as a skin rash), after receiving a flu shot.
  • The side effects of influenza vaccine are more common in infants and children.

Fluzone (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Fever over 103 degrees F
  • Severe muscle pain or weakness
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Redness, tenderness, or a small lump where the shot was given
  • Mild fever

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Airyk , Iowa - 12/24/2010

Well i have had flu shots all my life and this one has made me feel like death . I have never had anymore than an achy arm from the injection, . This shot however has given me tightness in the chest and i was unable to take deep breaths without excrutiating pain. I am nto sure if this was a ba dose , too much , but i recieved it at a walgreens. i may only be just one person , but beware. the feeling of this is terrible you breath in and it hurts and it feels like smeone is sitting on your chest squeezing and when you inhale you can feel your heartbeat in your throat . not fun . call your doctor right away ...