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bcg vaccine - intravesical, Theracys

GENERIC NAME: BCG VACCINE - INTRAVESICAL

BRAND NAME(S): Theracys

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WARNING: This medication contains live bacteria that have been weakened to decrease the chances of causing an illness. However, this medication has rarely caused very serious, possibly fatal infections. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any signs of infection (e.g., high/persistent fever).

USES: This medication is used to treat a certain type of bladder cancer (carcinoma in situ-CIS) and prevent it from returning. It is also used to prevent another type of bladder cancer (papillary tumor) from returning after surgery to remove it. This medication works by causing the body's defense system (immune system) to become more active.This form of the medication is not used to prevent tuberculosis.




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