Generic Name : Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine Pronunciation : hem-OFF-fil-us pol-i-SAK-ka-ride Therapeutic Classification : Immunizing Agents ICD Code : Y58.9
International- ActHIB and PedvaxHIB. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an immunization agent, prescribed as an active immunization of infants and children for Haemophilus influenza type B bacteria and/or diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis infections. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
A single intramuscular injection (approximately 0.5 mL) after reconstitution. 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 bleeding disorder, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It should not be used in infants younger than 2 months.
* Before using this medication it is necessary to consult with healthcare provider about previous vaccination series.
* Additional monitoring needed for children who are taking immunosuppressive therapy. Side Effects :
Fever, irritability; redness, tenderness, pain, swelling, or a lump at the injection site, sleepiness.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it in refrigerator (2° - 8°C).
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