For the prevention of cervical, vulvar and baginal cancer and genital warts caused by Human Papaillomavirus types 6,11,16 & 18.
What is GARDASIL?
Benefits of GARDASIL
- GARDASIL is a vaccine that was co-developed by CSL Limited (CSL) and their clinical development partners. Gardasil prevents cervical cancer and pre-cancerous lesions caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types 16, 18, 6 & 11.
- GARDASIL prevents HPV 16 and 18-related vulva and vaginal high-grade pre-cancerous lesions.
- GARDASIL also prevents genital warts and low-grade cervical abnormalities caused by HPV 6 & 11.
- GARDASIL is given in 3 doses over a 6 month period. High immune responses in studies (much greater than natural infection), and the extrapolation of existing 4 year data seem to suggest that no booster dose will be required.
- The formulation of GARDASIL is based on well-proven technology, which has demonstrated a high level of safety.
- GARDASIL can be administered by your GP to girls and women aged 9 to 26 years.
- GARDASIL is not intended to by used as a treatment for cervical cancer or HPV infection.
- Routine cervical screening and pap tests are still required for women who have been vaccinated with GARDASIL in order to detect cancers and precancerous or dysplastic lesions caused by HPV types not covered in the vaccine.
- GARDASIL is a prescription medicine and is not funded. Therefore a patient charge will apply.
- Ask your Dr or Healthcare Professional if you want to know more about GARDASIL
- Garadsil prevents cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer, precancerous or dysplastic lesions, genital warts and infection caused by HPV types 6, 11, 16 & 18.
- By preventing precancerous or displastic lesions GARDASIL will save many women from experiencing abnormal smears, along with false-negative and false-positive smears. As a result, it will stop many unnecessary colposcopies and other invasive procedures.
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