adenovirus types 4 and 7 live, oral (Rx)Brand and Other Names:Ardovax

 
 
 

Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

tablets, enteric-coated

  • Adenovirus type 4≥4.5 log10 TCID50
  • Adenovirus tyep 7≥4.5 log10 TCID50
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Adenovirus Active Immunization

Indicated for active immunization of military populations for prevention of febrile acute respiratory disease caused by adenovirus types 4 and 7

Aged 17-50 years: Single vaccine dose consists of 2 tablets: 1 tablet of adenovirus type 4 and one tablet of adenovirus type 7

Swallow tablets whole, do not chew, crush, or split; chewing a tablet could expose the upper respiratory tract to live adenovirus leading to disease

Storage

  • Refrigerate between 2-8 degrees C (35-46 degrees F); protect from moisture; do not remove desiccant from bottle

<17 years: Safety and efficacy not established

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Interactions

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            Adverse Effects

            Adverse effects were similar to placebo for the first 7 days following vaccination; those listed below were slightly higher than those for placebo

            >10%

            Nasal congestion (15.3%)

            Diarrhea (10.2%)

            Headache (7-30%)

            Nausea (5-14%)

            Cough (10-12%)

            1-10%

            Pyrexia (1.4%)

            Fever (≤1%)

            Limb pain (4%)

            Rhinorrhea (4%)

            <1%

            Gastritis

            Hematuria

            Gastroenteritis

            Pneumonia

            Hematochezia

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity

            Pregnancy

            Inability to swallow table whole (chewing a tablet could expose the upper respiratory tract to live adenovirus leading to disease)

            Cautions

            Vomiting or diarrhea could decrease effectiveness of vaccine

            Safety has not been evaluated in individuals with altered immunocompetence

            Contains live viruses that are shed in the stool and can cause disease if transmitted; those vaccinated should avoid close contact with children younger than 7 years and immunocompromised individuals

            Tablets contain human albumin (<0.3 mg/tablet), which could theortetically increase risk transmission of blood borne diseases (e.g., Creuzfeldt-Jakob disease)

            Effective immunity may not occur in all vaccinated patients

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: X

            Unknown whether adenovirus can cause fetal harm; naturally occurring infection with adenoviruses has been associated with fetal harm

            Lactation: Unknown whether distributed in breast milk; caution advised

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Mechanism of Action

            Live oral vaccine that replicates in intestinal tract and induces immunity in persons with low or no pre-existing neutralizing antibodies to adenoviruses types 4 and 7

            Pharmacokinetics

            Duration: Viral shedding not detected after 28 days

            Onset: Viral shedding in the stool starts at 7 days; seroconversion starts at 26 days following vaccination

            Absorption: Not detected in serum (limited data)

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