Advertisement

What should I know about Ixiaro before taking it?

Before receiving Ixiaro, your doctor should know if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this vaccine or have any other allergies. Your doctor also needs to know your medical history, especially if your immune system is affected by diseases (such as HIV infection) or by drugs (such as cancer chemotherapy), if you have any blood-clotting problems, a low blood platelet count, an infection, a fever of 100 degrees or higher or if you are sensitive to protamine. These medical conditions can increase the risk of side effects from Ixiaro.

Ixiaro is administered to adults and children who will be at risk of exposure to the Japanese encephalitis virus. It is administered by intramuscular injection in a series of two doses given 28 days apart. You should receive doses at least one week before traveling to any areas where you might be exposed to the Japanese encephalitis virus.

Ixiaro may harm an unborn baby, so make sure that the doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Continue Learning about Vaccine

Back-to-School Vaccinations All Preteens and Teens Need
Back-to-School Vaccinations All Preteens and Teens Need
Vaccinations are something to shine a light on as your adolescents head back to school. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has the f...
Read More
How does flu vaccine availability work?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
Influenza vaccine production begins as early as 6-9 months before the beginning of vaccine distribut...
More Answers
When should I call the doctor after a vaccine?
Intermountain HealthcareIntermountain Healthcare
After a vaccine, call or go to the doctor or clinic for: High fever or long-lasting feverSeizures...
More Answers
Dr. Diane Harper - How long do human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines protect against infection?
Dr. Diane Harper - How long do human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines protect against infection?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.