How it should be taken
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
Adults- 0.5 mL as 5 intramuscular doses at day 0, week 4, then 6, 12, and 18 months. Yearly booster injections of 0.5 mL are recommended for those who remain at risk.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is an active immunization agent for the prevention of disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, in persons between 18 and 65 years of age whose occupation or other activities place them at high risk of exposure.
Category D :
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution needed for elderly, children, pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Select a different injection site for each sequential injection of this vaccine.
BioThrax may be administered by the subcutaneous route for the persons with coagulation disorders.
Store at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F). Do not freeze.