Generic Name : Haemophilus B Conjugate and Hepatitis B Vaccine Pronunciation : hem-OFF-fill-us B KON-ju-get/hep-a-TYE-tiss Therapeutic Classification : Immunizing Agents ICD Code : Y58.8
International- Comvax. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a immunization vaccine, prescribed for haemophilus influenzae type B and hepatitis B virus. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with high fever and known hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
IM- Infants- The recommended dose is 0.5ml at 2, 4, and 12-15 months of age. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of infection, heart or lung disease, multiple sclerosis, bleeding disorder, low platelet counts, cancer, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It should not be used in infants less than 6 weeks old. Side Effects :
Injection Site Reactions - Pain/tenderness/soreness, swelling, induration and redness.
Body as a Whole - Fever.
Gastrointestinal - Loss of appetite, diarrhea and vomiting.
Central Nervous System - Irritability, drowsiness, and crying.
Respiratory - Upper respiratory infection, runny nose, cough, and nose inflammation.
Skin - Rash.
ENT - Ear infection.
Hypersensitivity - Rash, hives, itching, difficulty in breathing and shock.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it in refrigerator (2-8°C).
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