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Sinovac vaccine and taking Zolpidem tartrate

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: July 14, 2021 5:06 PM

Anonymous 16 days

I am 72 year-old man who had just taken 2nd dose of Sinovac vaccine. My question is, can I take Zolpidem Tartrate 10mg tablet after 12hours of taking the vaccine. And also, can I take morphine (all medicines were prescribed by my doctors) to relieve the side effects? Thank you.

Dr Sri Viknarajan 16 days
General Practitioner

Hi and thank you for asking this question.
From the above clarification we understand that you are on therapeutic doses of prescribed medications.
We truly believe you would have undergone an assessment regarding the drugs your are consuming and you have been passed to take the vaccination.
The side effects of covid vaccination are usually self limiting.
You should be concerned if you are experiencing certain severe side effects.
Please do seek immediate medical help if any of these side effects are noticed.

  • severe persistent headache
  • blurred vision
  • fainting and seizures
  • stomach and chest pain
  • swelling or pain in the legs
  • shortness of breath/trouble breathing
  • Bruising easily

Depending on your symptoms, you may try:

  • putting a cold compress (such as a damp washcloth) on the injection site
  • using your arm, rather than keeping it inactive, to reduce injection site discomfort
  • checking with your doctor to see if you can take over-the-counter painkillers
  • drinking lots of fluids
  • wearing lighter clothing, if you’re feeling feverish.

On the other hand,you may continue to take your prescribed medications accordingly.
I hope the given information helps and we wish dad a fast recovery .

If these symptoms that he is experiencing persists further ,do not be hesitant to seek medical advice.

You may use our online consultation service to get in touch with a doctor.

Hope we have answered your question satisfactorily. Thank you

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Last Updated: Wed Jul 14 2021 17:06:26 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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