This vaccine is used to help prevent infection (typhoid fever) caused by a certain bacteria (Salmonella typhi). People can get this infection by eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. This vaccine is recommended for people older than 6 years who are traveling to areas where typhoid fever is common (such as countries in Central and South America, Africa, Asia), who are exposed to someone with persistent typhoid infection, or who work with the bacteria in a laboratory.

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  • Nausea may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

    Remember that your health care professional has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

    A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
  • Take this medication by mouth without food, usually every other day for 4 doses or as directed by your doctor. Swallow the capsule whole with cold or barely warm liquid about 1 hour before a meal. Place the capsule in your mouth and swallow with the liquid right away. Do not chew, crush, or hold the capsule in your mouth.