Gardasil


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Gardasil

(gär′də-sĭl′)
A trademark for a recombinant vaccine administered intramuscularly to immunize against certain types of human papillomavirus that can cause genital warts and cervical, vulvar, vaginal, and anal cancer.

Gardasil

(găr′dă-sĭl)
Quadrivalent human papillomavirus (types 6, 11, 16, 18) recombinant vaccine.
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It is hoped Gardasil will save 1,100 women in the UK each year and 470,000 worldwide.
The drug, Gardasil, which was found to be 100 per cent effective at preventing the precursor changes that signal the disease, could be available within a year following dramatic trial results.
The drug, Gardasil, was 100 per cent effective in protecting against human papilloma virus (HPV), which is transmitted through sexual intercouse and causes the cancer.
While they are working on Gardasil, made from a non-infectious virus-like particle, UK rivals GlaxoSmithKline are preparing a vaccine called Cervarix.
In this study of 602 healthy men who have sex with men (MSM), ages 16 to 26 years, GARDASIL was 77.
European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) granted positive opinion for GARDASIL 9, the first 9-valent HPV vaccine
Having gained a strong foothold due to fast-tracking by the FDA and rushed to market ahead of completed safety studies and ahead of its competitor, Gardasil was already an entrenched, recommended vaccine by the time it was approved.
The human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil does not trigger autoim-mune conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, or multiple sclerosis after vaccina-tion in young women, according to a study from Kaiser Permanente.
Cervarix, the vaccine that is currently administered, protects against HPV strains 16 and 18, which cause over 70% of cervical cancer cases, while Gardasil protects against strains 6 and 11 in addition to these.
The Gardasil vaccine has been approved for use in boys and men aged 9-26 years, to prevent genital warts associated with the human papillomavirus.
Although most countries use Gardasil the favoured drug in the UK is Cervarix, which is manufactured by Glaxosmith Kline.