BCG Vaccine Pharmacology

BCG Vaccine

About BCG Vaccine
Systemic live-attenuated bacteria vaccine, Tuberculosis prevention ,Antineoplastic.
Mechanism of Action of BCG Vaccine
BCG vaccine is a live vaccine(Live vaccines are prepared from attenuated strains that are almost or completely devoid of pathogenicity but are capable of inducing a protective immune response. They multiply in the human host and provide continuous antigenic stimulation over a period of time) which contains attenuated strains of Mycobacterium bovis which is closely related to Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Pharmacokinets of BCG Vaccine
Onset of Action for BCG Vaccine
Duration of Action for BCG Vaccine
Half Life of BCG Vaccine
Side Effects of BCG Vaccine
3.Local indurations
6.Discharging ulcer
7.Abcess formation
8.Anaphylactic shock
10.Difficulty in breathing
13.Phlyctenular conjunctivitis
14.Draining sinuses
Contra-indications of BCG Vaccine
1.Hypersensitivity to the BCG vaccines or any other vaccines
3 Chemotherapy
5.HIV positive
6.Steroids therapy
7.Infected skin conditions
9.Has had a vaccine in the last 3 weeks.
Special Precautions while taking BCG Vaccine
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Use with caution
Indications for BCG Vaccine
1. Protection against tuberculosis
2. Treatment and prophylaxis of urinary bladder cancer
3. Prophylaxis of recurrent type of T1 papillary tumor
Interactions for BCG Vaccine
Typical Dosage for BCG Vaccine
0.1ml intradermal from birth to 2 weeks; on the upper part of left arm
Note- The vaccine causes a nodule at the site of administration in about 4-6 weeks. This gradually settles down or breaks down and forms a sore with discharge
Schedule of BCG Vaccine
Storage Requirements for BCG Vaccine
Store at cold and dark place
Effects of Missed Dosage of BCG Vaccine
Effects of Overdose of BCG Vaccine

Home Delivery for BCG Vaccine in Your City

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