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Bacillus of calmette and guerin (Inside the bladder)

Bacillus of Calmette and Guerin (ba-SILL-us of Kal-met and GER-in)

Treats or prevents bladder cancer, and used to prevent certain bladder tumors. Also called Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (or BCG).

Brand Name(s):

Theracys, Tice BCG

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if your immune system is weak due to other medicines or illness. You should not use this medicine if you have a fever (unless your doctor knows the cause) or if you have a bladder infection. You may not be able to receive this medicine if you have active tuberculosis, or blood in your urine.

How to Use This Medicine:

Liquid

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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