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Vivotif Oral Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is typhoid vaccine (Vivotif Oral)?
- What are the possible side effects of typhoid vaccine (Vivotif Oral)?
- What is the most important information I should know about typhoid vaccine (Vivotif Oral)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving typhoid vaccine (Vivotif Oral)?
- How is typhoid vaccine given (Vivotif Oral)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vivotif Oral)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vivotif Oral)?
- What should I avoid before or after getting typhoid vaccine (Vivotif Oral)?
- What other drugs will affect typhoid vaccine (Vivotif Oral)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Vivotif Oral)?
Contact your doctor if you forget to take a capsule on the scheduled day. You may need to start over to make sure you are fully protected against the disease.
Be sure to receive another series of 4 capsules every 5 years during continued exposure to typhoid.
What happens if I overdose (Vivotif Oral)?
An overdose of this vaccine is unlikely to occur when taken as directed.
What should I avoid before or after getting typhoid vaccine (Vivotif Oral)?
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 (Vivotif Oral)?
Before receiving this vaccine, tell the doctor about all other vaccines you have recently received.
You should not take an anti-malaria medication called proguanil (Malarone) for at least 10 days after you have received your last dose of typhoid vaccine. Proguanil may make typhoid vaccine less effective.
There may be other drugs that can affect this vaccine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using 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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