Human Papillomavirus Bivalent (types 16 and 18) Vaccine, RecombinantBrand Name: Cervarix Other Names: HPV recombinant vaccine bivalent, bivalent HPV vaccine Drug Class: Opportunistic Infections and Coinfections
What is Cervarix?
Cervarix is a
Cervarix is approved for use by girls and women 9 through 25 years of age.
The Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents, prepared by the(CDC), the (NIH), and the HIV Medicine Association of the Diseases Society of America (IDSA-HIVMA), includes recommendations on the use of Cervarix in HIV-infected individuals.
What should I tell my health care provider before receiving Cervarix?
Before receiving Cervarix, tell your health care provider:
- If you are allergic to latex, any ingredients in Cervarix, or any medicines. Tell your health care provider if you have ever had any reactions to a previous of the vaccine or to any other HPV vaccine.
- About any medical conditions you have or have had, for example, or problems.
- If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant Cervarix is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
- If you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed if you are infected with HIV.
- About other prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Cervarix may affect the way other medicines or products work, and other medicines or products may affect how Cervarix works. Ask your health care provider if there are interactions between Cervarix and the medicines you take.
Ask your health care provider about possible side effects from Cervarix. Your health care provider will tell you what to do if you have side effects.
How is Cervarix given?
A health care provider gives the Cervarix vaccine. The vaccine is given as an injection (shot) in a muscle in your. with Cervarix is usually given as a series of 3 vaccine shots over a 6-month period. Read any printed information that your health care provider gives you about the HPV vaccine.
Where can I find more information about HPV vaccines?
More information about HPV vaccines is available:
- Recommendations on the use of HPV vaccines in people infected with HIV, from the Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents, prepared by CDC, NIH, and IDSA-HIVMA.
- Research studies related to HPV vaccines, from the AIDSinfo database of study summaries.
The above Patient Version drug summary is based on the following FDA label(s): Injection (suspension).
Last Reviewed: September 11, 2015