What is BCG Vaccine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Tice BCG Vaccine

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Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is a vaccine used to immunize against tuberculosis and immunotherapy for cancer; to treat and prevent cancer of the bladder; and to prevent tumor growth after transurethral resection.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bladder cancer 4 5
Headaches 1 0
Multiple sclerosis 1 0
Prevent infection 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 3
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with BCG Vaccine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 1
Lower abdominal discomfort 1
Urinary burning pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking BCG Vaccine

Dosage Patients Percentage
50 mg weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking BCG Vaccine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking BCG Vaccine

Duration

Currently taking BCG Vaccine

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking BCG Vaccine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for BCG Vaccine.