|Packaging Size||0.5 ml in 1 vial|
|Composition||Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16, and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant (NA)|
|Manufacturer||MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd|
|Treatment||Prevention of HPV-associated cancers, Prevention of Genital warts|
|Prescription/Non prescription||Non prescription|
INTRODUCTIONGardasil Vaccine is a vaccine used to prevent cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancers associate with human papillomavirus (HPV) in women. It also helps protect against anal cancer and genital warts in both men and women. However, it is not used to treat these conditions which are caused HPV.
Gardasil Vaccine is administered by injection to people aged between 9 and 26 years. The injection will be given in two or three doses several months apart. It is given by your doctor or nurse, who will make sure you get the right amount. If you do not have all the doses you need, you will not be fully protected against HPV so make sure you turn up for all your injections.
The most common side effects are headache, fever, nausea, dizziness, and pain or swelling at the injection site. They are usually mild and resolve on their own. Consult your doctor if they bother you or do not go away.
Before having this vaccine, tell your doctor if you have ever fainted with a previous injection or if you have a weak immune system. Ask your doctor if it is safe to have the vaccine during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. This vaccine is not an alternative to routine cervical screening. You should still turn up for all scheduled appointments.
USES OF GARDASIL INJECTION
- Prevention of HPV-associated cancers
- Prevention of Genital warts (Skin bumps on or around the genital or anal area)
BENEFITS OF GARDASIL INJECTIONIn Prevention of HPV-associated cancersHPV can cause many cancers and pre-cancerous lesions in female genitals and is responsible for the majority of cervical and anal cancers. This vaccine is intended to prevent these and not to treat them. It is normally given between the ages of 9 and 26. The vaccine works by increasing your body’s natural defence (immunity) against the human papillomavirus. It does not protect against all types of HPV – only the types in the vaccine. This vaccine is normally given in two or three doses by injection separated by several months. It will be given by a doctor or nurse. You must make sure you receive all doses in order to be protected. HPV vaccines are considered very safe and the benefits far outweigh the potential health risk.In Prevention of Genital warts (Skin bumps on or around the genital or anal area)HPV is also the main cause of genital warts. This vaccine is intended to prevent and not treat it. The vaccine works by increasing your body’s immunity against the human papillomavirus. This vaccine given by a doctor or nurse. You must make sure you receive all doses in order to be protected.
HPV vaccines are considered very safe and the benefits far outweigh the potential health risk. This vaccine has been studied in many thousands of people and shown to be highly effective in reducing HPV infections.
HOW TO USE GARDASIL INJECTIONYour doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
HOW GARDASIL INJECTION WORKSGardasil Vaccine is a vaccine which helps to develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness, but it stimulates the body''s immune system to produce antibodies to protect against any future infections.