Generic Name : Cholera Vaccine Pronunciation : KOL-er-a VAX-een Therapeutic Classification : Immunizing Agents ICD Code : Y58.2
International- Cholera Vaccine. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an immunization vaccine, prescribed for cholera. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: PO- For primary vaccination schedule: As suspension (in doses of 3 ml mixed with Na hydrogen carbonate solution): 2 doses, at weekly intervals. Complete immunization 1 week before potential exposure. A single booster dose may be given after 2 years to maintain protection. How it should be taken :
It comes as a suspension to take by mouth, on an empty stomach. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Immunization should be delayed in patients suffering from acute febrile illness or acute gastrointestinal illness.
* It should not be administered in children less than 2 years old.
* Additional protective measures should be undertaken, as the vaccine does not provide complete protection against cholera infection. Side Effects :
Storage Conditions :
Normally handled and stored by medical practitioners.
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