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Human Papillomavirus Type 16

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Uses

Human Papillomavirus Type 16 is used to prevent pre cancerous anal lesions, pre cancerous genital lesions (cervical, vulvar and vaginal), cervical cancer, anal cancer and genital warts (skin bumps on or around the genital or anal area)

How it works

Human Papillomavirus Type 16 is a vaccine. It helps to develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness, but it does stimulate the body's immune system to produce antibodies to protect against any future infections.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Rash, Joint pain, Vomiting, Fever, Urticaria, Abdominal pain, Itching, Injection site reaction, Diarrhoea, Muscle pain

Available Medicine

No medicine available

Content on this page was last updated on 21 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)