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Salmonella Typhi Ty21a Live Antigen Delayed Release Oral Capsule (TYPHOID VACCINE ENTERIC-COATED CAPSULE - ORAL)

Vaccine to prevent a bacterial infection.

Brand Name(s): Vivotif

Generic Name: Typhoid Vaccine Live Ty21a


Swallow the medicine without crushing or chewing it.

Do not use if the pouch containing the medicine is torn or damaged.

Keep the medicine in its original container.

Take the medicine without food.

Take this medicine 1 hour before a meal.

Take the medicine only with cool or cold liquids. Do not take with hot liquids.

Space doses evenly to keep a steady amount of medicine in the body.

Keep the medicine in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.

Keep the medicine away from heat and light.

If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Keep using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better.

The course of vaccine treatment should be completed at least 1 week before possible exposure to typhoid fever.


Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • nausea

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.


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