Oncovac Vaccine

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₹ 712.6
1 INJECTION 1 Packet ₹ 712.6
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  • Manufactured by: Zydus Cadila
  • Contains / Salt: BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) (40 mg)

Oncovac Information

Oncovac, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Injection. Tuberculosis are some of its major therapeutic uses.

The correct dosage of Oncovac depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Some other side effects of Oncovac have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Oncovac are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Oncovac is Moderate for pregnant women and Moderate for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Oncovac has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Oncovac related warnings section.

The section on Oncovac contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Oncovac may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Oncovac is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



Oncovac Benefits & Uses

Oncovac is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Oncovac 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.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.3 ml
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.3 ml
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.3 ml
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.3 ml
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Tuberculosis
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.3 ml
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Oncovac Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Oncovac safe for pregnant women?


    Oncovac may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Oncovac, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Oncovac safe during breastfeeding?


    Oncovac can cause moderate side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel its side effects, then stop taking this drug and consult your doctor. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Oncovac on the Kidneys?


    Oncovac does not damage the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Oncovac on the Liver?


    Oncovac does not damage the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Oncovac on the Heart?


    There are no any side effects of Oncovac for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Oncovac with Other Drugs

Oncovac should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe



Oncovac Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Oncovac unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Oncovac

  • Is this Oncovac habit forming or addictive?


    Oncovac does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Oncovac will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Oncovac is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Oncovac in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Oncovac Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Oncovac


    You can take Oncovac with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Oncovac


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Oncovac and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

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

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