Gardasil - a vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus diseases.

Pharmacological action

The vaccine is composed of a mixture of purified virus particle protein of human papillomavirus (HPV).

Vaccination via the drug promotes the formation of antibodies to the 4th HPV types, prevents the formation of precancerous dysplasia, genital warts, genital cancers.

Reviews of Gardasil indicate a high (100%) of vaccine efficacy

Product form

The vaccine Gardasil is available in a suspension for subsequent intramuscular administration.

Indications for use of the vaccine Gardasil

The drug is used to prevent the development of diseases caused by HPV in children 9-17l., Women 18-26l .: Cancer of the vulva, cervix, vagina, genital warts, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, first, second and third degree, adenocarcinoma of the cervix, vulva and neoplasia vaginal intraepithelial second and third degree.

Gardasil Guide: how to use

For the vaccination of children 9-17l, women used 18-26l 0 5ml Gardasil, which is administered three times: on the appointed day, two and six months.

If there is a need for rapid vaccination is administered three doses of Gardasil as follows: on the appointed day, at one and three months.

Gardasil is administered in the thigh, its anterolateral region or the deltoid muscle.  The vaccine Gardasil

side effects

Judging by the reviews, Gardasil rarely causes side effects. Most often it is pain, swelling, itching, redness at the injection site. These symptoms are usually not kept for more than 5 days, drug therapy is not carried out.

Also, patients often after vaccination drug Gardasil noted the appearance of a headache, a brief rise in body temperature, inflammation of the pelvis, gastroenteritis.

There are cases when Gardasil provoke allergic reactions, so the patient is necessary to watch half an hour after the vaccination. In the study where vaccination is carried out, must be set for products, if necessary, emergency anti-shock therapy.


Precautions vaccinate if the patient is diagnosed thrombocytopenia, have bleeding disorders.

If after the first dose of Gardasil was found allergic to the vaccine administered second and third dose should not be.

The possibility of introducing Gardasil pregnant women has not been studied, so it is not recommended to be vaccinated during this period. Lactating women are allowed to enter the drug.

The instructions Gardasil also noted that consistent with the recombinant vaccine against hepatitis type B, anti-inflammatory agents, antibiotics, analgesics, hormonal contraceptives, corticosteroids.

Data about possible combination vaccines have immunosuppressant.