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VIVOTIF
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Drug Name:

VIVOTIF Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Oral typhoid vaccine live, attenuated strain Ty21a; e-c caps.

Company:
PaxVax Corporation

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for VIVOTIF:

Immunization against typhoid fever.

Adults and Children:

Do not crush or chew. Give 1 hour before a meal with cold or lukewarm (not >body temp) drink. Complete therapy at least 1 week before expected exposure; may repeat every 5yrs. <6yrs: not recommended. ≥6yrs: 1 cap every other day for a total of 4 doses.

Contraindications:

Acute febrile or GI illness. Immunocompromised states. Concomitant antibiotics (suboptimal response).

Warnings/Precautions:

Defer in active infection, fever, persistent diarrhea, or vomiting. Exposure to contaminated food and water should be avoided. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Typhoid vaccine.

Adverse Reactions:

Nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, rash, urticaria (all infrequent and transient).

How Supplied:

Caps—4

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