Typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine

Generic Name: typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine (TYE-foid PAHL-ee-SACK-ah-ride)
Brand Name: Typhim Vi

Typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine is used for:

Preventing typhoid fever in persons 2 years old and older who are at increased risk because they are traveling to an area where this infection is more common, have been in contact with infected individuals, or work in an environment that increases their risk (eg, lab work).

Typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine is a vaccine. It works by stimulating the immune system of the person who receives the vaccine to make their own protective antibodies against this disease.

Do NOT use typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine
  • you are already infected or are a carrier of typhoid
  • you have an infection or an illness with a fever

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine:

Some medical conditions may interact with typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have a weakened immune system or are unable to make antibodies due to HIV infection, cancer, or cancer therapy (eg, chemotherapy or radiation) or you are taking medicines that suppress the immune system (eg, certain cancer medicines, corticosteroids such as methylprednisolone, cyclosporine)

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Immunosuppressives (eg, certain cancer medicines, corticosteroids such as methylprednisolone, cyclosporine) because the effectiveness of typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine may be decreased

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine:

Use typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine is administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic.
  • This vaccine should be given at least 2 weeks before being exposed to typhoid fever.
  • If typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine contains particles or is discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged in any way, do not use it.
  • Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and away from pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Dispose of properly after use. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain local regulations for proper disposal.
  • If you miss a dose of typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine, contact your doctor immediately.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine.

Important safety information:

  • Typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine should be given 2 weeks prior to expected exposure.
  • Side effects usually occur within 48 hours after receiving this vaccine. Contact your health care provider if any of the following symptoms persist for more than 2 days: tenderness, redness, pain, or hardening at the injection site; general body discomfort; headache; muscle pain; nausea; diarrhea; fever.
  • Travelers should continue to take other precautions to avoid contact with possibly infected food or water.
  • It is recommended that you receive another single dose of typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine every 2 years if you continue to be exposed to typhoid fever.
  • This vaccine may not protect everyone who receives it. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine during pregnancy. It is unknown if typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

General body discomfort; headache; muscle pain; nausea; tenderness, pain, redness, swelling, and hardening at the injection site; weakness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); fainting; severe or persistent dizziness.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine:

Typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine at home, store typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using typhoid vi polysaccharide vaccine.

Issue Date: December 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.4.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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