WHAT IS GARDASIL VACCINE ?
Gardasil Vaccine is a vaccine for use in the prevention of certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) specifically HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18. Human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause genital warts, cancer of the cervix, anal cancer, and various cancers of the vulva or vagina.
MEDICINE USES :
Gardasil is used in girls and young women ages 9 through 26 to prevent cervical/vaginal/anal cancers caused by certain types of HPV. It is also used in boys and young men ages 9 through 26 to prevent anal cancer or genital warts caused by certain types of HPV. Like any vaccine, the Gardasil may not provide protection from disease in every person.
GARDASIL VACCINE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :
pain, swelling, bruising, redness, or itching where the shot was given; nausea, vomiting; headache, dizziness; or fever.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- severe stomach pain;
- fever, chills, swollen glands, general ill feeling;
- easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
- joint pain, muscle pain or weakness;
- confusion, seizure (convulsions);
- chest pain; or
- feeling short of breath.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
SAFETY INFORMATION (Precautions) for GARDASIL VACCINE :
- Before receiving this vaccine, tell the health care professional if you are allergic to it; or to yeast; or to other vaccines; or if you have any other allergies.