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Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) Live for Cancer (Mucosal-Local)

Brand Names : Pacis, TheraCys, TICE BCG, ImmuCyst

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Category
  • Antineoplastic
Description

Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (Ba-SIL-es Kal-met Geh-rin) (BCG) is used as a solution that is run through a tube (instilled through a catheter) into the bladder to treat bladder cancer. The exact way it works against cancer is not known, but it may work by stimulating the body's immune system.

BCG is to be administered only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor. It is available in the following dosage form:

    Mucosal-Local
  • Bladder instillation (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Pacis
  • TheraCys
  • TICE BCG

In Canada -

  • ImmuCyst
  • Pacis

   

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Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) Live for Cancer: Before Using



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