"Feb. 28, 2011 -- About half of adult men have genital human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection that has been linked to certain cancers, according to a study funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Gardasil Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is human papillomavirus vaccine (Gardasil)?
- What are the possible side effects of human papillomavirus vaccine (Gardasil)?
- What is the most important information I should know about human papillomavirus vaccine (Gardasil)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving human papillomavirus vaccine (Gardasil)?
- How is human papillomavirus vaccine given (Gardasil)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Gardasil)?
- What happens if I overdose (Gardasil)?
- What should I avoid while receiving human papillomavirus vaccine (Gardasil)?
- What other drugs will affect human papillomavirus vaccine (Gardasil)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Gardasil)?
Contact your doctor if you will miss an HPV vaccine booster dose or if you get behind schedule. The next dose should be given as soon as possible. There is no need to start over.
Be sure you receive all recommended doses of this vaccine. If you do not receive the full series of vaccines, you may not be fully protected against the disease.
What happens if I overdose (Gardasil)?
An overdose of this vaccine is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid while receiving human papillomavirus vaccine (Gardasil)?
There may be certain other vaccines that should not be given at the same time as the HPV vaccine. Until you have completed the series of 3 HPV vaccines, do not receive any other vaccine (including a flu shot) without first asking your doctor.
What other drugs will affect human papillomavirus vaccine (Gardasil)?
Before receiving the HPV vaccine, tell the doctor about all other vaccines you have recently received.
Also tell the doctor if you have recently received drugs or treatments that can weaken the immune system, including:
- an oral, nasal, inhaled, or injectable steroid medicine;
- chemotherapy or radiation;
- medications to treat psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other autoimmune disorders, such as azathioprine (Imuran), efalizumab (Raptiva), etanercept (Enbrel), leflunomide (Arava), and others; or
- medicines to treat or prevent organ transplant rejection, such as basiliximab (Simulect), cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral, Gengraf), muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone), mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept), sirolimus (Rapamune), or tacrolimus (Prograf).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with this vaccine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about this vaccine. Additional information is available from your local health department or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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