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Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed (Injection)

Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed (AN-thrax vak-SEEN ad-SORB-ed)

Protects against infections caused by anthrax.

Brand Name(s):

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to anthrax vaccine.

How to Use This Medicine:


  • A subcutaneous (sub-kyoo-TANE-ee-us) or SC injection is a shot given just under your skin.
  • A nurse or other caregiver trained to give injections will give your shot.
  • You will receive the first three injections 2 weeks apart. The next three injections are given at 6, 12, and 18 months. You may need a booster every year.

If a dose is missed:

  • Call your doctor or nurse for instructions.
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 about all other medicines you are using.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before receiving this vaccine.
  • This vaccine is usually given only to adults.
  • You should not receive this vaccine if you have a lung disease or any type of infection.
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 face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Swelling of the arm where the injection is given
  • Fever, chills, and/or fatigue

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

  • Lumps under the skin around place of injection
  • Redness, tenderness, itching at place of injection
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.

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