HEALTH GUIDE REFERENCE FROM A.D.A.M
Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed (AN-thrax vak-SEEN ad-SORB-ed)
Protects against infections caused by anthrax.
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to anthrax vaccine.
How to Use This Medicine
- Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin.
- A nurse or other caregiver trained to give injections will give your shot.
- You will receive the first three injections 2 weeks apart. The next three injections are given at 6, 12, and 18 months. You may need a booster every year.
If a dose is missed:
- Call your doctor or nurse for instructions.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows about all other medicines you are using.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before receiving this vaccine.
- This vaccine is usually given only to adults.
- You should not receive this vaccine if you have a lung disease or any type of infection.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
- Swelling of the arm where the injection is given
- Fever, chills, and/or fatigue
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Lumps under the skin around place of injection
- Redness, tenderness, itching at place of injection
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