Typhoid vaccine (By injection)
Typhoid Vi Polysaccharide Vaccine (TYE-foid Vi pol-ee-SAK-a-ride VAX-een)
Prevents typhoid fever.
Typhim ViThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:
This vaccine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to typhoid Vi polysaccharide vaccine.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot into one of your muscles. It is usually given in the upper arm.
- A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Some medicines can affect how this vaccine works. Tell your doctor if you are receiving any treatment that weakens the immune system, including cancer medicine, radiation treatment, or a steroid.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a fever, infection, or a weak immune system. Tell your doctor if you had an allergic reaction to other vaccines.
- Typhoid vaccine may not protect everyone who receives it. This vaccine will not treat the symptoms if you already have typhoid fever.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Pain, redness, swelling, tenderness or a lump under your skin where the shot is given
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 8/5/2022
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