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Bcg I.P Injection

Manufacturer: Serum Institute Of India Ltd
Medicine composition: BCG
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 29, 2019

Bcg I.P Injection is a vaccine, the full form of which is Bacillus Calmette Guerin and is used against tuberculosis. It is recommended to be given to healthy babies as a vaccine as close to birth as possible so that they grow immunity against TB. The same drug may be used also in the treatment of bladder cancer. The vaccine is mainly administered in the form of injection. The vaccine is based on the bacterium’s bovine strain. Bcg I.P Injection has a protective effect against leprosy as well, but it is not specifically developed as a drug specified for leprosy. It has been one of the most successful immune therapies in the world.

Other than infants, a tuberculosis skin test is should be done before administering Bcg I.P Injection.

Bcg I.P Injection this immunization process may result in scarring or marks at the site. Sometimes infections around the injection site is developed if it has not been injected properly. Brest or gluteal abscesses can occur in some rare cases. Regional bone infection is one serious implication of Bcg I.P Injection. if it is given by mistake to some immune-compromised patient it can cause life threatening infection. Hence proper medical care is obligatory.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Pulmonologist before using this medicine.
  • Tuberculosis

  • Frequent Urge To Urinate

  • Difficulty Or Painful Urination

  • Injection Site Redness

  • Swelling of Lymph Nodes

  • Stomach Upset

  • Vomiting

  • Chills

  • Fever

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Tubervac 40mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Tubervac 40mg injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

This medication is the live attenuated strain of Mycobacterium used to treat bladder cancer. Mechanism of this is under investigation, but possible mechanisms include direct cytotoxicity, secretion of factors like TRAIL, and by the direct action of BCG to some extent.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

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