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Brand name: Gardasil

Gardasil is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) human papillomavirus quadrivalent vaccine. On this page you will find out more about Gardasil, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: human papillomavirus quadrivalent vaccine

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Gardasil injection suspension, 0.5 mL vial

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What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Cloudy white liquid
Dosage Form Injection, suspension
Route of administration Intramuscular
Medicine schedule
1 x 0.5mL vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10 x 0.5mL vials: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Refrigerate,Protect from Light,Do not Freeze
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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