Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules

Generic Name: typhoid vaccine live (TYE-foid)
Brand Name: Vivotif Berna Vaccine

Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules is used for:

Preventing typhoid fever in persons 6 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).

Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules is a vaccine. It works by stimulating the body to produce antibodies against typhoid fever.

Do NOT use Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules
  • you have an infection or an illness with a fever, a weak immune system, or a stomach illness (eg, diarrhea, vomiting)
  • you are taking a sulfonamide (eg, sulfamethoxazole), another antibiotic (eg, penicillin), or a medicine that weakens the immune system (eg, cyclosporine, certain cancer medicines)

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

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Before using Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules:

Some medical conditions may interact with Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules. 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 an infection or fever, chronic diarrhea, an illness affecting the stomach or intestines, undiagnosed rectal hemorrhage, or persistent vomiting, or you are receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Antibiotics (eg, penicillin), corticosteroids (eg, prednisone), immunosuppressants (eg, certain cancer medicines, cyclosporine), or sulfonamides (eg, sulfamethoxazole) because they may decrease Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules's effectiveness
  • Proguanil because it may decrease Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules's effectiveness. You should not take proguanil for at least 10 days after your last dose of Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules. Discuss any questions with your doctor

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules 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 Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules:

Use Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Swallow Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules as soon as you can after putting it in your mouth. Take Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules with a cold or lukewarm (not hot) drink about 1 hour before a meal.
  • Do not forget to skip a day between capsules. Take a capsule EVERY OTHER DAY as directed by your doctor.
  • For Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules to be effective, you must complete all 4 doses at least 1 week before exposure to typhoid fever.
  • If you miss a dose of Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules, call your doctor to find out what to do.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules.

Important safety information:

  • Notify your doctor if you experience diarrhea, vomiting, or flu-like symptoms after taking Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules.
  • This vaccine helps prevent typhoid fever, but does not provide 100% protection. It is important to also avoid infected people, food, and water.
  • It is recommended that you receive another 4 doses of Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules every 5 years if you continue to be exposed to typhoid fever.
  • This vaccine may not protect everyone who takes it. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.
  • Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules is not recommended for use in CHILDREN younger than 6 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules during pregnancy. It is not known if Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules:

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:

Headache; nausea; stomach pain.

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).

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 Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules:

Store Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules in the refrigerator, between 36 and 46 degrees F (2 and 8 degrees C), at all times. Do not freeze. Store in the original container. Keep Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules 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 Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules 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 Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules. 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 Vivotif Berna Vaccine delayed-release capsules.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
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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