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Active ingredients: human papillomavirus bivalent vaccine
What it is used 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).
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
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 5 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.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient human papillomavirus bivalent 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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
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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