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Typhim Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is typhoid vaccine (Typhim)?
- What are the possible side effects of typhoid vaccine (Typhim)?
- What is the most important information I should know about typhoid vaccine (Typhim)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving typhoid vaccine (Typhim)?
- How is typhoid vaccine given (Typhim)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Typhim)?
- What happens if I overdose (Typhim)?
- What should I avoid before or after getting typhoid vaccine (Typhim)?
- What other drugs will affect typhoid vaccine (Typhim)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Typhim)?
Be sure to receive a booster dose of this vaccine every 2 years during continued exposure to typhoid. If you do not receive the booster every 2 years, you may not be fully protected against the disease.
What happens if I overdose (Typhim)?
An overdose of this vaccine is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid before or after getting typhoid vaccine (Typhim)?
In addition to receiving typhoid vaccine, take precautions while traveling to further prevent coming into contact with bacteria that cause typhoid fever:
- Avoid eating leafy vegetables such as spinach or lettuce, which are harder to wash properly.
- Avoid eating raw fruits or vegetables that cannot be peeled, or that have been peeled by another person.
- Avoid drinks that contain ice, or frozen treats and flavored ices that may have been made with contaminated water.
- Avoid eating foods you have not cooked or prepared yourself. Use clean surfaces and utensils when preparing food.
- Drink only bottled water (carbonated is best) or water that has been boiled for at least 1 minute.
- Avoid any food or beverage purchased from a street vendor.
What other drugs will affect typhoid vaccine (Typhim)?
Before receiving this vaccine, tell the doctor about all other vaccines you have recently received.
Also tell the doctor about all medications you use, especially a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven).
There may be other drugs that can interact with typhoid 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 may have information about this vaccine written for health professionals that you may read. You may also find additional information 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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