Twinrix (Injection)

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I received 2 twinrex shots and was suppose to have the 3rd in 9/08. It is 1/09, will

Received 2 Twinrix shots and was suppose to get a booster a year later, in 9/2008, after traveling to Africa. It is now 1/2009, and since I have gone a few months over the time when I should have gotten the 3rd shot, should I still get it?
by Ruby in Vermont USA, 01/13/2009

Twinrix (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Twinrix (Injection)

Twinrix (Injection) Medication Classification


Twinrix (Injection) Brandname


Twinrix (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Hepatitis A Vaccine, Inactivated (hep-a-TYE-tis A vak-seen, in-AK-ti-vay-ted), Hepatitis B Vaccine Recombinant (hep-ah-TY-tiss B vak-seen re-KOM-bin-ant) Prevents infection with hepatitis A and hepatitis B.

When To Not Use Twinrix (Injection)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to vaccinations for hepatitis A or hepatitis B.

How Should You Use Twinrix (Injection)

Proper Twinrix (Injection) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Twinrix (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 also using a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®) or drugs that suppress your immune system, such as steroids (such as cortisone, prednisone Celestone®, Cortone®, Decadron®, Deltasone®, Pediapred®), cancer medicines, or radiation treatment.

Twinrix (Injection) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a bleeding disorder, problems with your immune system, or a severe illness.
  • Tell your doctor if you have ever had a serious reaction to any type of vaccine.
  • If you have already caught hepatitis A or B, this vaccine will not keep you from getting sick. This medicine will not protect you from other types of hepatitis, such as hepatitis C.
  • Tell your doctor if you have a cold or the flu, especially if you have a fever. You may need to wait until you are well to receive this vaccine.

Twinrix (Injection) Side Effects

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

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Fever, chills, sore throat, vomiting
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Diarrhea, nausea
  • Headache
  • Mild redness, swelling, pain, bruising, or itching where the shot was given
  • Tiredness

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