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BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin)

BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) Information

BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) Benefits & Uses

BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) is used to treat the following -

  1. Tuberculosis Primary

BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin)

BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin)

BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) is used -

  1. Injection Site Allergic Reaction
  2. Stomach Upset
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Chills
  5. Fever Unknown

BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) Related Warnings

Is the use of BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin). It is best to stop taking BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

Moderate

Is the use of BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) safe during breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin). If you see any side effects, stop taking BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) immediately and talk to your doctor. Take BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) again, only after your doctor's advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) on the Kidneys?

BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) is completely safe for kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) on the Liver?

BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) does not damage the liver.

Safe

What is the effect of BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) on the Heart?

You can take BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) without any fear of damage to the heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) with Other Drugs

BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Diabetes
  2. Angioedema
  3. HIV/AIDS
  4. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Frequently asked Questions about BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin)

Is this BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) has not been reported.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) since it will not make you feel sleepy.

Safe

Is it safe?

BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

No

BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin)

Taking BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) with food does not cause any problems.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin)

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) with alcohol will be.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; BCG Live