What is BCG Vaccine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Tice BCG Vaccine


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.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with BCG Vaccine

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1
Lower abdominal discomfort 1


Based on patients currently taking BCG Vaccine

Dosage Patients
50 mg weekly 1


Currently taking BCG Vaccine

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1

Stopped taking BCG Vaccine

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