Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Cervarix
  2. Gardasil
  3. Gardasil 9

Descriptions


Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine helps prevent anal, cervical, vulvar, vaginal, oropharyngeal (mouth and throat), or head and neck cancer, genital warts, and abnormal or precancerous diseases of the anus, cervix, vagina, and vulva in girls and women 9 to 45 years of age.

This vaccine also helps prevent anal, oropharyngeal (mouth and throat), or head and neck cancer, genital warts, and abnormal or precancerous diseases of the anus in boys and men 9 to 45 years of age. This vaccine will not treat these diseases or protect you against diseases that are caused by other HPV types. The vaccine will not protect you against other sexually transmitted diseases that are not caused by HPV.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is an active immunizing agent used to prevent infection caused by human papillomavirus. It works by causing your body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the virus. HPV infection is usually a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and is easily spread by having sex with an infected person.

This vaccine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Suspension