Havrix Pediatric (Injection)


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Havrix Pediatric (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Havrix Pediatric (Injection)

Havrix Pediatric (Injection) Medication Classification

HEPATITIS A VACCINE, INACTIVATED (Injection)

Havrix Pediatric (Injection) Brandname

Havrix, Havrix Pediatric w/Safetyglide, Havrix Pediatric, Vaqta Pediatric, Vaqta

Havrix Pediatric (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Hepatitis A Vaccine, Inactivated (hep-a-TYE-tis A vak-seen, in-AK-ti-vay-ted) Prevents infection caused by the hepatitis A virus.

When To Not Use Havrix Pediatric (Injection)

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to hepatitis A vaccine.

How Should You Use Havrix Pediatric (Injection)

Injectable

  • Your doctor will tell you how many shots you should have and when to get them. The shots will be given in a muscle in your upper arm.
  • You will get a first dose of the vaccine and may get a second or third dose, depending on the schedule your doctor orders.

Proper Havrix Pediatric (Injection) Storage

Store Havrix Pediatric (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Havrix Pediatric (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Havrix Pediatric (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using drugs to treat cancer, steroid medicines (such as cortisone, prednisone, dexamethasone, and others), tacrolimus (Prograf®), or a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®).

Havrix Pediatric (Injection) Warnings

  • This vaccine is recommended for people at high risk of getting hepatitis A infections. This includes travelers to countries where there is a high risk of getting hepatitis A, men who have sex with men, those using street drugs injected with a needle, people with liver disease, day-care workers, military personnel, institutional workers, laboratory workers, or people who work with animals that may be infected with hepatitis A.
  • Your first shot of the vaccine should be given at least 2 weeks before you may be exposed to hepatitis A virus. If you already have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus or if you need longer-term protection, you may receive an immune globulin shot when you get the hepatitis A vaccine.
  • Talk with your doctor before you receive this vaccine if you have a fever, an immune system disorder (such as HIV) or a bleeding disorder.
  • This vaccine protects you from infection from hepatitis A virus, but it does not treat hepatitis A infection or protect you from getting infections from other viruses, including other kinds of hepatitis.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before you get this vaccine.

Havrix Pediatric (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Swelling of the face, lips, eyelids, or throat
  • Severe skin rash or hives
  • Seizures
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Pain, redness, warmth, or swelling where the shot was given
  • Tiredness
  • Low fever
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach, appetite loss

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