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Generic: human papillomavirus vaccine
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It is used to prevent infections of four types of the human papillomavirus

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What may interact with this medicine?

  • medicines that suppress your immune system like some medicines for cancer
  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
  • other vaccines

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

This vaccine may not fully protect everyone. Continue to have regular pelvic exams and cervical or anal cancer screenings as directed by your doctor.

The Human Papillomavirus is a sexually transmitted disease. It can be passed by any kind of sexual activity that involves genital contact. The vaccine works best when given before you have any contact with the virus. Many people who have the virus do not have any signs or symptoms.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if you have any reaction or unusual symptom after getting the vaccine.

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
  • breathing problems
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls

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

  • cough
  • fever
  • redness, warmth, swelling, pain, or itching at site where injected

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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