Typhim Vi; Vivotif
Typherix; Typhim Vi; Vivotif
- It is used to prevent typhoid disease.
- If your child has an allergy to any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has an infection or an illness with a fever.
- If your child has a weak immune system.
- If your child is taking any drugs to suppress the immune system. This may be certain doses of steroids like prednisone. There are many drugs that can suppress the immune system. Ask your child’s doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- If your child has typhoid fever or your child carries typhoid in the blood.
- If your child has a stomach illness like loose stools (diarrhea) or throwing up.
- If your child is taking proguanil, an antibiotic, or a sulfa drug. Ask the doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- This drug may not protect all people who use it. Talk with the doctor.
- Have your child use care when eating food and drinking water in disease-affected areas. If you have questions, talk with your child’s doctor.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Dizziness or passing out.
- Upset stomach.
- Irritation where the shot is given.
- Feeling tired or weak.
- Muscle pain.
- Belly pain.
- Give this drug as ordered by your child’s doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- For this drug to work the best, be sure to give your child all of the doses when and as you were told by the doctor.
- Have your child swallow this drug right away after it is put in the mouth. Give this drug to your child about 1 hour before a meal with a cold or lukewarm (not hot) drink.
- Do not let your child chew this drug.
- It is given as a shot into a muscle.
- Call your child’s doctor to find out what to do.
- Store capsules in original container in a refrigerator.
- Do not freeze.
- If you need to store this drug at home, talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before giving your child any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.