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Dengue vaccine

Generic name: dengue vaccine [den-GE-vak-SEEN]
The brand name is Dengvaxia.
Dosage form: subcutaneous powder for injection (-)
Drug class: viral vaccines

What is Dengue vaccine?

The vaccine is used to stop dengue in individuals aged 6 to 16 who have suffered from dengue in the past and reside in areas at risk of developing dengue.

Like all vaccines, the dengue vaccine might not offer the same protection against disease for all people.

Side effects of Dengue vaccine

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as symptoms of hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

The dengue vaccine may cause serious side effects. Consult your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Dengue symptoms and signs include high fever, extreme stomach tenderness or pain, vomiting, bleeding gums, drowsiness, or hyperactivity.

Common side effects of the dengue vaccine could include:

  • Redness, pain, and itching at the site where the vaccine was administered
  • headache;
  • unwell or

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You may report adverse reactions directly to the US Department of Health and Human Services by calling 1-800-822-7967.


Only use it according to your doctor's instructions. Inform your doctor if you take other medications or suffer from allergies or medical conditions that are not covered by

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't make use of the dengue vaccine if you're sensitive to it or if you suffer from an immune system that is weak (caused by illness or using certain drugs).

Tell your doctor if:

  • If you are suffering from an insufficient immune system (caused by illness or taking certain medicines), you are suffering from a weak immune system (caused by certain medicines or diseases).
  • You've never had a problem with dengue before.

Inform your physician if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant. The presence of dengue during pregnancy could increase the chance of a premature birth. The benefits of having the dengue vaccine could outweigh any risk to the infant.

If you're pregnant and you are a registered mother, your name could be included on the registry for pregnancy to monitor the effects of dengue vaccination on the infant.

Check with your physician for advice on whether it is safe to feed your baby while taking this vaccine.

How to take Dengue vaccine?

The dengue vaccine is administered through the skin. You can receive this vaccine in a physician's office, clinic, or pharmacy.

The dengue vaccine is given in three doses, six months apart. Discuss with your doctor should you experience a severe reaction following the first dose.

There is a chance of fainting after getting the dengue vaccine.

The dengue vaccine can alter the results of the tuberculosis test within a month following the vaccination.

Details on dosage

Usual Pediatric Dose for Infection Prophylaxis:

6 to 16 years old: 0.5 mg subcutaneously during months 0, 6, 12, and 12 (3 doses in total).

Not approved for use by people who have not been previously infected with any type of dengue virus or whose information is not available.
Limitations of use: the efficacy and safety of this vaccine have not been confirmed in those who live in areas that are not dengue-endemic and who travel to dengue-endemic regions.

Use: To prevent dengue-related disease caused by dengue viruses serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4 in patients suffering from confirmed laboratory confirmation of previous dengue infection and who live in endemic regions.

What happens if I miss a dose?

You must receive the recommended doses of this vaccine. It is possible that you are not fully protected from illness if you don't receive the entire sequence.

What will happen if I take excessively?

Since the vaccine is administered by a health specialist, A high dose of the dengue vaccine is not likely to occur.

What should be avoided?

Beware of mosquito bites. Discuss with your doctor any concerns.

Interaction with other drugs

Before you get this vaccine, inform your doctor about any other vaccines you've received recently.

Tell your doctor if you've recently received any treatment or medication that could weaken your immune system, such as:

  • An oral, nasal, inhaled, or injectable steroid medicine;
  • Medicines to treat the symptoms of psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other conditions that cause autoimmune disease, as well as
  • Medications that treat the possibility of

This list isn't complete. Other drugs can be incompatible with the dengue vaccine, which includes prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal remedies. There are many possible interactions that are not mentioned in this medication guide.