HEPATITIS B VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable)

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Good day! I need your help pls..my boyfriend is infected with Hepatitis B. He told me that he got that disease when he got sick when he was about 5 years old due to injection. He found out that he was infected with Hepatitis B when he undergo medica...
by Jacklyn Montemayor in Quezon City, Phillipines, 03/26/2006

HEPATITIS B VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

HEPATITIS B VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable)

HEPATITIS B VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification


HEPATITIS B VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Recombivax HB, Engerix-B, Engerix-B Pediatric, Engerix-B Pediatric w/Safetyglide, Recombivax HB Pediatric/Adolescent

HEPATITIS B VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Hepatitis B Vaccine (hep-ah-TY-tiss B vak-seen) Prevents infection caused by hepatitis B virus.

When To Not Use HEPATITIS B VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not receive this vaccine if you have had an allergic reaction to it, or if you are allergic to yeast.

How Should You Use HEPATITIS B VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable)

Proper HEPATITIS B VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using HEPATITIS B VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable)

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

HEPATITIS B VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows before you receive this vaccine if you have an immune system disorder (such as HIV), an active infection (with symptoms such as fever or chills), severe heart or lung problems, or are receiving drugs to treat cancer.

HEPATITIS B VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

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

  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Swelling of the face, lips, or throat
  • Severe skin rash or hives
  • Seizures
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Pain where the shot was given
  • Redness or swelling where the shot was given
  • Fever
  • Headache

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