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Generic: BCG vaccine
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This medicine stimulates the immune system to ward off cancer cells
               



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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • signs of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat, pain or difficulty passing urine
  • signs of decreased red blood cells - unusually weak or tired, fainting spells, lightheadedness
  • blood in urine
  • breathing problems
  • cough
  • eye pain, redness
  • flu- like symptoms
  • joint pain
  • bladder- area pain for more than 2 days after treatment
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • vomiting
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require immediate medical attention (report these side effects to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • bladder spasm
  • burning when passing urine within 2 days of treatment
  • feel need to pass urine often or wake up at night to pass urine
  • loss of appetite

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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