Typhoid vaccine live oral Ty21a, Vivotif (cont.)

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Typhoid vaccine should be used with caution with medications like azathioprine (Imuran, Azasan), etanercept (Enbrel), amoxicillin, cefprozil (Cefzil), budesonide (Entocort, Uceris ER), hydrocortisone, and triamcinolone because they lower beneficial effect of typhoid vaccine.

Anti-malaria drugs, such as mefloquine (Lariam), chloroquine (Aralen), and proguanil (Maralone) have anti-bacterial activity which may interfere with the immunogenicity of typhoid vaccine.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies done on typhoid vaccine to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether typhoid vaccine enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using while breastfeeding.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of typhoid vaccine are abdominal pain, nausea, fever, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, and skin rash.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/3/2014

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