Vaqta (Injection)


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Vaqta (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Vaqta (Injection)

Vaqta (Injection) Medication Classification

HEPATITIS A VACCINE, INACTIVATED (Injection)

Vaqta (Injection) Brandname

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

Vaqta (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 Vaqta (Injection)

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

How Should You Use Vaqta (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.
  • Make sure you unders

Proper Vaqta (Injection) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Vaqta (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®).

Vaqta (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.

Vaqta (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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