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Herpes Zoster Vaccine, Live

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Active immunisation against herpes zoster

Vaccine, living

Chemical Name

Preparation of a suitable attenuated strain of human herpesvirus 3 grown in cultures of human diploid cells. It is intended for administration to adults (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • Vaccinum zonae vivum (Latin)
  • Herpes-zoster-Lebend-Impfstoff (German)
  • Vaccin vivant du herpès zoster (French)
  • Vacuna viva contra el herpes zóster (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Herpes Zoster Vaccine (IS)
  • Herpes Zoster Vaccine, Live, Attenuated (IS)
  • Shingles (IS: live)
  • Shingles Vaccine (IS)
  • Szczepionka przeciw półpaśca (IS: żywy, atenuowany)
  • Vaccin vivant contre le zona (IS: Herpès zoster)
  • Vaccinazione vivo dell'herpes zoster (IS)
  • Vaccino vivo attenuato dell' herpes zoster (IS)
  • Vaccino vivo attenuato per herpes zoster (IS)
  • Vacuna de la varicela zóster (IS)
  • Vacuna viva atenuada contra el herpes zóster (IS)
  • Vacuna viva contra el zóster (IS)
  • Vacunación viva contra el herpes zóster (IS)
  • Varicella-zoster virus (IS: live)
  • Varicella-Zoster-Virus, Stamm Oka/Merck (IS: lebend, attenuiert)
  • Virus vivants atténuées de la varicelle-zona souche oka (IS)
  • Živá vakcína proti pásovému oparu (IS)
  • Zoster Vaccine (IS)
  • Zoster Vaccine, Live (IS)
  • Gürtelrose (Herpes-zoster)-Lebend-Impfstoff (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Vaccine (Live) (PH: BP 2016)
  • Shingles (herpes zoster) vaccine live (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Vaccin vivant du zona (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Vaccinum zonae vivum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Varilrix
    GlaxoSmithKline, Hong Kong
  • Zostavax
    Merck, Canada; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Hong Kong; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck Sharp & Dohme, United States; MSD, Thailand; Sanofi Pasteur, Norway; Sanofi Pasteur, Romania; Sanofi Pasteur MSD, Belgium; Sanofi Pasteur MSD, United Kingdom; Sanofi Pasteur MSD, Sweden
    Sanofi Pasteur, France; Sanofi Pasteur, Ireland; Sanofi Pasteur MSD, Switzerland; Sanofi Pasteur MSD, Germany


ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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