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Bacillus of calmette and guerin vaccine, live (By injection)

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

Prevents tuberculosis (TB). This medicine is a vaccine, and is also called BCG vaccine.

Brand Name(s):

BCG Vaccine

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You or your child should not receive this shot if you have a weak immune system for any reason. You should not receive this shot if you have an allergy to BCG vaccine. You or your child should not receive this shot if you have a disease known as HIV or AIDS. You should not receive this shot if you have a severe skin disease or skin infection.

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable

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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