Respiporc Flupan

Suspension for injection for pigs Name of the veterinary medicinal product RESPIPORC FLUpan H1N1 suspension for injection for pigs Statement of the active substances and other ingredients Each dose of 1 ml contains: Active substances: Inactivated Influenza...

Suspension for injection for pigs

 Name of the veterinary medicinal product

RESPIPORC FLUpan H1N1 suspension for injection for pigs

 Statement of the active substances and other ingredients

Each dose of 1 ml contains:

Active substances:
Inactivated Influenza A virus/human
Strain: A/Jena/VI5258/2009(H1N1)pdm09 16–64 HU1

1HU – haemagglutinating units in the vaccine

Adjuvant:
Carbomer 971 P NF 2.0 mg

Excipient:
Thiomersal 0.1 mg
Clear to slightly turbid, reddish to pale-pink coloured suspension.

 Indication(s)

Active immunisation of pigs from the age of 8 weeks onwards against pandemic H1N1 porcine influenza virus to reduce viral lung load and virus excretion.

Onset of immunity: 7 days after primary vaccination
Duration of immunity: 3 months after primary vaccination

 Contraindications

None.

 Adverse reactions

A transient increase in rectal temperature, not exceeding 2 °C, is common after vaccination and this does not persist for more than one day.

A transient swelling up to 2 cm3 may occur at the site of injection, these reactions are common but resolve within 5 days.

The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention: - very common (more than 1 in 10 animals displaying adverse reaction(s) during the course of one treatment)
- common (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 100 animals)
- uncommon (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 1,000 animals)
- rare (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 10,000 animals)
- very rare (less than 1 animal in 10,000 animals, including isolated reports).

If you notice any serious effects or other effects not mentioned in this package leaflet, please inform your veterinary surgeon.

 Target species

Pigs

 Dosage for each species, route(s) and method of administration

For intramuscular use

Vaccination: 2 injections of one dose (1 ml) from the age of 56 days, with an interval of 3 weeks between injections.

The efficacy of revaccination has not been investigated and therefore no revaccination schedule is proposed.

Maternally-derived antibodies in piglets interfere with the RESPIPORC FLUpan H1N1 mediated immunity. Generally, maternally-derived antibodies induced by vaccination last for approximately 5-8 weeks after birth.
In case of exposure of sows with antigens (field infections and/or vaccination) the antibodies transmitted to the piglets can interfere with active vaccination at 12 weeks of age. In this case piglets should be vaccinated after the age of 12 weeks.

 Advice on correct administration

None.

 Withdrawal period

Zero days

 Special storage precautions

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Store in a refrigerator (2 °C – 8 °C).
Do not freeze.
Keep the vial in the outer carton in order to protect from light.
Shelf life after first opening the bottle: 10 hours.
Do not use this veterinary medicinal product after the expiry date which is stated on the label and carton after EXP.

 Special warnings

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals:
In case of accidental self-injection only a minor injection site reaction is expected.

Pregnancy and lactation:
The safety of the veterinary medicinal product has not been established during pregnancy and lactation.

Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction:
No information is available on the safety and efficacy of this vaccine when used with any other veterinary medicinal product. A decision to use this vaccine before or after any other veterinary medicinal product therefore needs to be made on a case by case basis.

Incompatibilities:
Do not mix with any other veterinary medicinal product.

 Special precautions for the disposal of unused product or waste materials, if any

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. 
Ask your veterinary surgeon how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures should help to protect the environment.

 Date on which the package leaflet was last approved

Detailed information on this product is available on the website of the European Medicines Agency (http://www.ema.europa.eu/)

 Other information

The vaccine stimulates an active immunity against pandemic porcine influenza A/Jena/VI5258/2009 (H1N1)pandemic09-like virus. It induces neutralising and haemagglutination- inhibiting antibodies against this subtype. The antibody responses mentioned in the following have been documented in pigs without maternally derived immunity. Neutralising antibodies in serum have been detected in more than 75% of the immunised pigs on day 7 after primary immunisation, lasting in more than 75% of the pigs for over 3 months. Hemagglutination inhibiting antibodies have been detected in 15-100% of the immunised pigs on day 7 after primary immunisation which disappeared in the majority of animals within 1 to 4 weeks thereafter.

Efficacy of the vaccine was examined in laboratory challenge studies in pigs without maternally derived antibodies and was demonstrated against the following strains;
FLUAV/Hamburg/NY1580/2009(H1N1)pdm09 (human origin),
FLUAV/swine/Schallern/IDT19989/2014 (H1N1)pdm09 (swine origin) and
FLUAV/sw/Teo(Spain)/AR641/2016 (H1N1)pdm09 (swine origin).

Pack sizes:
Cardboard box with 1 polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle of 25 doses (25 ml) or 50 doses (50 ml) with a rubber stopper and flanged cap.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

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