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Brand name: Ipol

Ipol is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) polio inactivated vaccine. On this page you will find out more about Ipol, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: polio inactivated vaccine

Information for medicine and pack size:
Ipol injection solution, 0.5 mL syringe

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Ipol is indicated for active immunisation of infants, children and adults for the prevention of poliomyelitis. Ipol should be offered to patients who have refused OPV or in whom OPV is contraindicated. Ipol is also indicated for: 1) the primary vaccination of immunocompromised individuals of all ages, and household contacts of such individuals (when vaccination is indicated); (2) unvaccinated or inadequately vaccinated(*) adults, particularly if at increased risk of exposure to live polio virus, including: - Travellers to areas or countries where poliomyelitis is epidemic or endemic: - Laboratory workers handling specimens which may contain polio virus; - Health care workers in close contact with patients who may be excreting polioviruses. (*) such as those who may not have completed a primary series of vaccination or not received a booster dose since infancy. IDICATIONS AS AT 9 JUNE 2003: Ipol is indicated for active immunisation of infants, children and adults for the prevention of poliomyelitis. Recommendations for the use of live and inactivated poliovirus vaccines are described in the NH&MRC's Immunisation Procedures book. 1) General Recommendations. It is recommended that all infants, immunised children and adolescents not previously immunised be vaccinated routinely against paralytic poliomyelitis. Ipol should be offered to patients who have refused OPV or in whom OPV is contraindicated. 2) Ipol is also indicated for: _ the primary vaccination of immunocompromised individuals of all ages (see PRECAUTIONS), and household contacts of such individuals (when vaccination is indicated); _ unvaccinated or inadequately vaccinated(*) adults, particularly if at increased risk of exposure to live poliovirus, including: - Travellers to areas or countries where poliomyelitis is epidemic or endemic; - Laboratory workers handling specimens which may contain poliovirus: - Health care workers in close contact with patients who may be excreting polioviruses. (*) such as those who had not completed a primary series of vaccination or not received a booster dose since infancy.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Colourless clear solution .
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Subcutaneous
Medicine schedule
1 x 0.5mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10 x 0.5mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Syringe
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Freeze
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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