Recombinant Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Quadrivalent Vaccine(ree-KOM-bih-nunt HYOO-mun PA-pih-LOH-muh-VY-rus KWAH-drih-VAY-lent vak-SEEN)
This page contains brief information about recombinant human papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent vaccine and a collection of links to more information about the use of this vaccine, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.
|US Brand Name(s):||Gardasil|
Recombinant human papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent vaccine is approved to prevent some conditions caused by certain types of HPV. It is used in males or females aged 9 to 26 years to prevent the following:
- Anal cancer.
- Cervical cancer.
- Vaginal cancer.
- Vulvar cancer.
- Lesions that sometimes lead to anal, cervical, vaginal, or vulvar cancer.
- Genital warts.
Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.
MedlinePlus Information on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:
- warnings about this drug,
- what this drug is used for and how it is used,
- what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
- what you should know about this drug before using it,
- other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
- possible side effects.
Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cancer - Information about the use of this drug to prevent cancer.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines - Information about the use of this drug to prevent cancer.
Cancer Vaccines - Information about the use of this drug to prevent cancer.Research Results
Clinical Trial Results: Vaccine Reduces HPV Infections in Young Men - Important clinical trial results for this drug, background information, and how the trial was done.
FDA Approves Two Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines: Cervarix for Girls, Gardasil for Boys - Information about the use of this drug to prevent cancer.
One in Four Teenage Girls Receives Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine - Information about the use of this drug to prevent cancer.
FDA Still Considering Gardasil Use in Older Women - Information about the use of this drug to prevent cancer.Clinical Trials Accepting Patients
Find Clinical Trials for Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (types 6, 11, 16, 18) Recombinant Vaccine - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.
Important: The drug information on this page is meant to be educational. It is not a substitute for medical advice. The information may not cover all possible uses, actions, interactions, or side effects of this drug, or precautions to be taken while using it. Please see your health care professional for more information about your specific medical condition and the use of this drug.