Typhoid vaccine, live (By mouth)


Typhoid Vaccine, Live (TYE-foid VAX-een, lyve)
Prevents typhoid fever.

Brand Name(s)

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

Vivotif Berna, Vivotif

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to typhoid vaccine, or if you have a fever. This medicine should not be given to children under 6 years of age.

How to Use This Medicine

Capsule, Delayed Release Capsule
  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Take this medicine with cold or lukewarm liquid one hour before a meal.
  • You will take a total of 4 separate doses of this medicine.
  • Swallow the extended-release capsule whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine

  • Store this medicine in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.
  • Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using a sulfa drug such as trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole, Bactrim®, Cotrim®, or Septra®. Tell your doctor if you are using any other medicine to treat infection (antibiotics) such as amoxicillin, penicillin, Amoxil®, Augmentin®, Ceclor®, cefaclor, Cefzil®, cephalexin, Keflex®, doxycycline, erythromycin, tetracycline, Cipro®, Levaquin®, or others. Tell your doctor if you are using medicine such as proguanil.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have any stomach disease.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Diarrhea or mild stomach pain.
  • Fever, headache.
  • Mild skin rash or itching.
  • Nausea or mild vomiting.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
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