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Adenovirus vaccine, live (By mouth)

Adenovirus Vaccine Type 4, Live (AD-e-noe-vye-rus VAX-een type 4, lyve), Adenovirus Vaccine Type 7, Live (AD-e-noe-vye-rus VAX-een type 7, lyve)

Prevents febrile (with fever) acute respiratory disease (ARD) caused by adenovirus type 4 and type 7.

Brand Name(s):

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This vaccine is not right for everyone. Do not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to live adenovirus vaccine or you are pregnant.

How to Use This Medicine:

Coated Tablet

  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this vaccine.
  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not break, crush, or chew it.
  • Missed dose: You must use this medicine on a fixed schedule. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you miss a dose.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • This vaccine may cause problems during pregnancy. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant for 6 weeks after receiving the vaccine. If you think you have become pregnant, tell your doctor right away.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, or if you have diarrhea, vomiting, a weak immune system, or any type of cancer.
  • This vaccine contains live viruses that are shed in the stool for up to 28 days after the vaccine is received. Wash your hands frequently, especially right after bowel movements. Avoid close contact with people who are at high risk for catching the adenovirus. Pregnant women, anyone who has a weak immune system, and children younger than 7 years are at high risk. Ask your doctor about proper hand washing and other ways to help avoid spreading the viruses to other people.
  • This vaccine contains albumin, which comes from human blood. Some human blood products have transmitted certain viruses to people who received them. The risk is low, but talk with your doctor if you have concerns.

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
  • Fever of at least 100.5 degrees F, cough, stuffy or runny nose, sore throat
  • Trouble breathing

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Arm, leg, joint, or muscle pain
  • Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain
  • Headache

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

Last Updated: 5/1/2020

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