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Brand name: Cervarix

Cervarix is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) human papillomavirus bivalent vaccine. On this page you will find out more about Cervarix, 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 bivalent vaccine

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Cervarix injection suspension, 0.5 mL syringe

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

CERVARIX is indicated in females from 10 to 45 years of age for the prevention of persistent infection, premalignant cervical lesions and cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18. lmmunogenicity studies have been conducted in females aged 10 to 14 years and 26 to 45 years to link efficacy in females aged 15 to 25 years to other populations (See Precautions and Clinical Trials).

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Turbid liquid after shaking. White deposit and colourless supernatant after sedimentation
Dosage Form Injection, suspension
Route of administration Intramuscular
Medicine schedule
1 single dose PFS with 2 needles: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
1 single dose PFS with no needles: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
1 single dose pre-filled syringe (PFS) with 1 needle: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
1 x 10 dose PFS with 10 needles: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
1 x 10 dose PFS with no needles: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
1 x 20 dose PFS with 20 needles: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Syringe
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Refrigerate,Do not Freeze
Life time 4 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

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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