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Live influenza vaccine is used to provide active immunization against specific strains of influenza virus. The intranasal formulation contains a weakened influenza virus, which, when sprayed in the nose, stimulates the development of immunity against the disease.
Common brand names:FluMist, FluMist
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Potential Negative Interaction
Willow bark (Salix alba) contains salicin, a substance similar to aspirin. Aspirin should not be given to children receiving live influenza virus due to the possible link to Reye's syndrome. The same adverse interaction result could theoretically happen if children were to take a willow-containing product following FluMist®.
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Last Review: 04-29-2014
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