VACCINE, HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (TYPE 6, 11, 16, 18)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent vaccine is a recombinant vaccination that is non-infectious. It possesses non-active virus-like particles (VLP) of the major capsid L1 protein of HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18, enabling the development of neutralizing antibodies and the growth of a humoral immune response to inhibit HPV-caused premalignant anogenital cancers and lesions, as well as genital warts.

Use this medication precisely as recommended by your physician. Follow the prescription of your doctor carefully.

The medication dose your physician has given is based on your condition, other medications or food supplements you may take, and your reaction to treatment. To diminish your risks for adverse effects, don’t increase your dosage, take it regularly, or take it as instructed by your physician. Adverse events may still happen even at usual prescription dosages.

If your physician requests you to use this drug consistently, use it regularly to get the most benefits from it. To make you remember it better, take it at a fixed time every day.

Your doctor may need to modify your dosages to ease your symptoms or if you develop adverse reactions.

If you have any inquiries with regards to information, ask your physician or pharmacist. 

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent vaccine is used in the following conditions:

  • Human papillomavirus infection

This medicine may be recommended for different uses. Approach your physician or pharmacist for more information.  

Do not use Human Papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent vaccine in people with the following conditions:

  • Hypersensitivity

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent vaccine may have the following side effects:

  • Urticaria
  • Rash
  • Pruritus
  • Arthralgia
  • Myalgia
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Syncope
  • Fever
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Hypersensitivity responses/anaphylactoid

Keep in mind that your physician has recommended this drug since he or she has known that the advantage to you is more noteworthy than the risk of adverse reactions. Many individuals utilizing this medicine don’t have serious side effects. 

A serious allergy to this medication is uncommon. In any case, seek emergency medical help if you see any manifestations of a serious allergic response, including a rash, tingling or swelling particularly of the face or tongue or throat, dizziness, or difficulty in breathing.

This is not a complete list of side effects. If you see other effects not recorded above, contact your physician or pharmacist.

Take extra caution in patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Acute febrile sickness with serious symptoms
  • Dysplastic lesions of the vaginal walls and vulvar, as well as genital warts
  • High-grade cervical cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Active HPV infection
  • Immunocompetence changes
  • Records of bleeding/clotting problems 

Prior to taking this medicine, tell your physician or pharmacist if you are allergic to it, or if you have some other hypersensitivities. This drug may contain inert ingredients, which can cause unfavorable side effects or different issues. Talk with your pharmacist for more information.

Interactions

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent vaccine may interact with the following medicines:

  • Immunosuppressive therapies 
  •  Anticoagulants

Inform your physician about the drugs you take, including over-the-counter medications, prescribed drugs, supplements, and vitamins.

This is not a complete list of drug interactions. Approach your physician or pharmacist for more details.

The effects of certain medications can change if you consume different medications or herbal products simultaneously. This can build your risk for side effects or may cause your drugs not to work effectively. These interactions are conceivable, yet don’t generally happen. Your physician or pharmacist can prevent or oversee interactions by changing how you utilize your prescriptions or by close checking.

While utilizing this drug, don’t start, stop, or change the dose of other medicines you are using without your physician’s advice. 

If an overdose is suspected, call your health care provider immediately.

Available Brands:

  • Gardasil

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