How to Take Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed and Dose of Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed


Find out how to take Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed


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) 

Hypersensitivity.

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.  

Pregnancy Category

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.

Storage Conditions  

Store at 2C to 8C (36F to 46F). Do not freeze.
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