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bcg vaccine-antitubercular, Tice BCG

GENERIC NAME: BCG VACCINE - ANTITUBERCULAR (BCG vack-SEEN, AN-tee-two-BER-kyou-ler)

BRAND NAME(S): Tice BCG

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: This is a vaccine used to lower the risk of getting tuberculosis in persons who may be exposed to the disease.

HOW TO USE: This medication is given as an injection by trained medical personnel. Within 7 to 14 days, the skin, where injected, will appear red and raised. This mark will slowly fade over weeks. A slight scar may remain for 3 to 6 months. Keep the vaccination site clean and dry. Do not use ointments or creams on the area. A second vaccination may be needed after 2 to 3 months. A tuberculin test will be done to see if it is necessary.




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