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Biovac 25mcg Injection



Biovac 25mcg Injection is used for active immunization for prevention of typhoid fever caused by certain bacteria called Salmonella typhi (S. Typhi). The vaccine helps to protect the body against typhoid fever that can be caused by S. Typhi.

Biovac 25mcg Injection is administered by a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. It is generally given at least 2 weeks prior to expected exposure.

Some common side effects of this medicine include injection site reactions (such as pain, swelling, redness), malaise, headache, nausea, and diarrhea. If these side effects do not go away with time or get worse, let the doctor know. The doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.

To make sure the vaccine is safe, before receiving the vaccine, it is important to let the doctor know if you have any other illnesses. You should also tell the doctor about all the medicines you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult and seek advice from their doctor before receiving the vaccine.

Uses of Biovac Injection

Side effects of Biovac Injection

  • Pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling of discomfort
  • Skin redness
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Induration (hardening of a normally soft tissue or organ)
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tenderness

How to use Biovac Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Biovac Injection works

Biovac 25mcg Injection is a vaccine which helps develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness but stimulates the body's immune system to produce antibodies (proteins) to protect against any future infections.

Safety Advice

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Biovac 25mcg Injection.
Biovac 25mcg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Biovac 25mcg Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
It is not known whether Biovac 25mcg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Biovac 25mcg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Biovac 25mcg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Biovac 25mcg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Biovac 25mcg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Biovac Injection?

If you miss a dose of Biovac 25mcg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Biovac 25mcg Injection helps prevent typhoid.
  • It should be given at least 2 weeks before protection against typhoid fever is required. 
  • Take it in addition to strict food, water and personal hygiene measures to avoid the disease.
  • It is usually given by injection into the muscle of the upper arm or leg.
  • It is not recommended for use in infants and children under two years of age.
  • Protection lasts for around 3 years. Booster injection is required every 3 years to provide continued immunity.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Biovac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Healgraft, Graftidem, Mycocel S
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
Brand(s): Empurine, Mercapto, Puri Nethol
Brand(s): Antep

Patient Concerns

How many doses of Biovac A is required for adult
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Single dose. Booster after 6-12months.
I have administred BIOVAC-V vaccine today, should i take another injection after 4 weeks?or can I skip it?If I skip it, what will happen?
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Immunity will one away as booster is a must after 4 weeks
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