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Were you looking for information about Gardasil? Gardisal is a common misspelling of Gardasil.
Gardasil® (Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus [Types 6, 11, 16, and 18] Recombinant Vaccine) is approved to prevent certain conditions caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) in girls and women age 9 to 26. It is also approved to prevent genital warts in boys and men age 9 to 26. Recently, the vaccine was also approved to prevent anal cancer, as well as precancerous anal lesions, in males and females age 9 to 26.
Although Gardasil does not protect against all types of HPV, it can help prevent conditions such as cervical cancer, vulvar and vaginal cancer, genital warts, and various precancerous genital lesions. The medication is administered by a healthcare provider in a series of three injections. Possible side effects may include nausea, dizziness, and reactions at the injection site.
(For the complete eMedTV article on this vaccine, click Gardasil. This article offers an in-depth look at how Gardasil works, and also explains what to tell your doctor before taking this medication. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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