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    Human papillomavirus vaccines

    How Supplied: Virus-like particles of the L1 protein of human papillomavirus (HPV): type 6 (20 microgram), type 11 (40 microgram), type 16 (40 microgram), type 18 (20 microgram).
    Pre-filled syringe, 0.5ml.

    Indications:

    Prevention of premalignant cervical, vulvar and vaginal lesions, cervical cancer and external genital warts causally related to certain HPV types.

    Adults:Schedule.

    0.5ml by im inj at 0, 2 and 6 months.

    Children:

    Under 9 years, not recommended; 9—13 years, 0.5ml by im inj at 0 and 6 months or at 0, 2 and 6 months; 14 years and over, as adult.

    General Warnings for Human papillomavirus vaccines
    Contraindications:

    Acute severe febrile illness. Pregnancy.

    Precautions:

    Thrombocytopenia, coagulation disorders. Impaired immune responsiveness.
    Cervarix, Also, lactation.

    Side Effects:

    Pyrexia, inj site reactions, GI upset, headache.
    Cervarix: Also, myalgia, arthralgia, skin disorders.

    G Mohan.

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