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Brand name: Gardasil TM

Active ingredients: human papillomavirus quadrivalent vaccine

What it is used for

GARDASIL is indicated in females aged 9 through 45 years* for the prevention of cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal cancer, precancerous or dysplastic lesions, genital warts, and infection caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Types 6, 11, 16, and 18 (which are included in the vaccine). GARDASIL is indicated in males 9 through 26 years of age for the prevention of anal cancer, precancerous or dysplastic lesions, external genital lesions and infection caused by HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18 (which are included in the vaccine). *Immunogenicity studies have been conducted to link efficacy in females and males aged 16 to 26 years to the younger populations.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Refrigerate
  • Protect from Light
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Cloudy white liquid

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient human papillomavirus quadrivalent vaccine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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