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Primary Uses

Indications

This vaccine provides protection against Tuberculosis (serious infectious disease of the lungs).

Side Effects

Warnings

Pregnancy

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant.

Lactation

Please consult your doctor before getting this vaccine while lactating/breastfeeding.

Precautions

BCG can be associated with other infantile vaccines. If it is not, then no other vaccination is to be given for atleast 1 month.

Contraindications

This vaccine is to be avoided in cancerous conditions and leukaemia (blood cancer). Severe chronic visceral disorders (organ damage conditions) e.g. Chronic nephritis and lipoid nephrosis (Kidney disorders), uncorrected cardiopathy (heart problem) and immunosuppression (low immunity).

FAQS

What is this vaccine used for?

BCG vaccine is used against tuberculosis and in the treatment of early-stage bladder cancer.

What kind of people are recommended its use?

Those found at high risk of catching the tuberculosis infection and those in their first stage of bladder cancer are advised its use.

How worse can its side effects become?

Worse that could happen is wheezing, severe skin rash, and difficulty breathing. In which case, you are advised to rush to the nearby hospital.

How should this vaccine be used for TB patients?

It is injected in the skin by a health care professional. Ensure to keep the site of injection dry 24 hours after receiving the vaccine, and keep the area clean until you cannot tell the vaccination area from the skin around it.

How frequently is the vaccine used for TB (tuberculosis)?

It is taken only once for tuberculosis. But if the results are not satisfactory, a repeated dose is given 2-3 months later.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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