Vaccine, bcg

Generic Medicine Info
Hypersensitivity. Impaired immune response, congenital or acquired immune deficiencies (e.g. HIV-infection, leukaemia, lymphoma, cancer therapy, Hodgkin's disease), active tuberculosis, acute severe febrile illness, generalised infected skin conditions, current or previous evidence of BCG infection, urinary tract infection, gross haematuria, <14 days of biopsy, TUR, or traumatic catheterisation. Concomitant therapy with immunosuppressive agents, bone marrow depressants, radiation therapy.
Special Precautions
Patients with small bladder capacity (intravesical). Pregnancy and lactation. Monitoring Parameters Perform PPD test prior to vaccination. Monitor for anaphylaxis and syncope, 15 mins post vaccination; fever, flu-like symptoms and other adverse effects up to 3 days after treatment.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Risk of bladder contracture (intravesical), malaise, fever and chills, flu-like symptoms. Blood and lymphatic system disorders: Anaemia. Gastrointestinal disorders: Abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhoea. General disorders and administration site conditions: Rigors. Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders: Arthralgia, arthritis, myalgia. Renal and urinary disorders: Cystitis, dysuria, pollakuria, haematuria, UTI, urinary incontinence. Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders: Pneumonitis.
Potentially Fatal: Rarely, systemic granulomatous illness.
Drug Interactions
Diminished therapeutic effect with immune globulins.
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