BCG (Bacillus Calmette and Guérin) is a freeze-dried product made from bacteria. BCG increases certain white blood cells that destroy invading tumor cells in the bladder.

BCG is used to treat bladder cancer that is localized (has not spread to other parts of the body).

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  • TheraCys, Tice BCG Live (for intravesical use), Tice BCG Vaccine, Theracys 3, BCG Vaccine
  • More common
    Accumulation of pus
    peeling or scaling of the skin
    sores at place of injection
    sores at different sites of the skin
    swollen lymph glands
    Rare
    Cough
    fever
    increase in bone pain
    skin rash
  • (percutaneous powder for injection, intravesical powder for reconstitution)