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Brand name: Shingrix TM

Active ingredients: varicella-zoster virus glycoprotein e recombinant adjuvanted vaccine

What it is used for

Shingrix is indicated for the prevention of herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia in adults 50 years of age or older.

How to take it

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Suspension

AS01B Adjuvant System - Suspension for 1 dose in a vial (type I glass) with a stopper (butyl rubber)

The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.

Part 2: Injection, powder for

Powder for 1 dose in a vial (type I glass) with a stopper (butyl rubber)

The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Storage instructions

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient varicella-zoster virus glycoprotein e recombinant adjuvanted vaccine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

This medicine is under additional monitoring as it is new or being used in a different way. You can help identify new safety information by reporting any side effects you may get.

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