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Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on Jun 23, 2012
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Information about Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed

Generic Name : Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed
Pronunciation : AN-thrax VAX-een
Latest prescription information about Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed. 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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y59.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Immunizing Agents
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed

International- Biothrax.
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Why is Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed 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.  

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When should Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed?

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.

How should Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed?

   Most Common : Injection site tenderness, pain, warmth, muscle pain, arm motion limitation, fatigue and headache.
   Central Nervous System : Tingling, tremor, nerve disease, dizziness, seizures, tremors, aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, transverse myelitis, cerebrovascular accident, facial palsy, hearing and visual disorders, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and multiple sclerosis have been reported rarely; however, causality has not been established.
   Skin : Itching, rash, hair loss, subcutaneous nodule, induration, and local pruritus.
   Eye and ENT : Throat pain.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, anorexia, diarrhea.
   Hypersensitivity : Angioedema, rash, hives, itching, redness of the skin, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
   Musculoskeletal : Back pain, neck pain, joint sprain, rigors, joint pain, damaged skeletal muscle.
   Respiratory : Upper respiratory tract infection, transient respiratory difficulty.
   Miscellaneous : Painful menstrual cycle, fever, chills, and influenza-like illness.

What are the other precautions for Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed?

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




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