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General Information on Typhoid Vaccine Live

Generic Name : Typhoid Vaccine Live

Pronunciation : TIE-foyd

Latest prescription information about Typhoid Vaccine Live. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y58.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Immunizing Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Typhoid Vaccine Live

India- Biovac Typhoid Inj, Shantyph Vial, Typherix Pf-Syringe, Typhim-Vi Pf-Syringe, Typhivax Amp, Typhivax Pf-Syringe, Typhoral Cap, Typho-Vi Vial, Tyvax Vi-Plus 150mcg Vial, Tyvax Vi-Plus Vial, Vactyph Vial.
International- Vivotif Berna.

Why is Typhoid Vaccine Live Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an active immunization against typhoid fever caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi. It stimulates the body to produce antibodies against typhoid fever. Prescribed for children greater than 6 years of age.  

When should Typhoid Vaccine Live not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with history of acute febrile illness or acute intestinal infection, allergic reactions and known hypersensitivity to the vaccine.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Typhoid Vaccine Live?

Adult: Take 1 capsule on alternate days (day 1, 3 and 5) for a total of 3 doses; all doses should be completed at least 1 week before potential exposure.
Booster immunization: Repeat full course of primary immunization every 5 years if exposure continues.
Child: ≥6 years: Take 1 capsule on alternate days (day 1, 3 and 5) for a total of 3 doses; all doses should be completed at least 1 week before potential exposure.
Booster immunization: Repeat full course of primary immunization every 5 years if exposure continues.
Intra Muscular (IM) Adult: Initial: 0.5 ml, to be given for least 2 weeks before expected exposure.
Booster immunization: Repeat doses every 3 years if exposure continues.
Child: ≥2 yr: Initial: 0.5 ml, to be given at least 2 weeks before expected exposure.
Booster immunization: Repeat doses every 3 years if exposure continues.

How should Typhoid Vaccine Live be taken?

Take this medication in an empty stomach. Vaccine not administered to patients treated with antibiotics or drugs like sulphonamide, which are active against the typhoid bacteria.

What are the warnings and precautions for Typhoid Vaccine Live?

Avoid contact with potentially contaminated food or water sources.
Avoid contacts with persons infected with typhoid fever.
Caution should be exercised in patients with a history of cancer, blood disorders, HIV infections, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Typhoid Vaccine Live?

  Oral: Headache, fever, rash, itching, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, anaphylactic reaction, nerve damage, muscle pain, hives (area of a skin being raised indicating an allergic reaction), sepsis and weakness.
  Intra Muscular:: Fever, uneasiness, headache, swelling (in face, tongue or throat), injection-site reactions such as pain, tenderness, nausea, vomiting.

What are the other precautions for Typhoid Vaccine Live?

Follow the instructions given by your doctor.

What are the storage conditions of Typhoid Vaccine Live?

Intramuscular and oral: Store it in refrigerator ( 2-8C). Do not freeze. Keep away from light.

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Can I have sex during the 7 days while taking this pill? Will the live virus expose any risk to my partner ?

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