Hemophilus B - Drug Information

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General Information on Hemophilus B

Generic Name : Hemophilus B

Pronunciation : hee-MOE-ill-us B vack-SEEN

Latest prescription information about Hemophilus B. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y58.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Immunizing Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Hemophilus B

India- Act-Hib, Hiberix , Hibest, Tetra Hibest, Tetramune I.M.
International- PedvaxHIB, TriHIBit, Comvax, ActHIB, HibTITER.

Why is Hemophilus B Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a conjugate vaccine, prescribed for invasive disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae.  

When should Hemophilus B not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in children less than 6 weeks of age, and known hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Hemophilus B?

2 to 14 Months of Age- IM- 0.5 mL dose of vaccine ideally beginning at 2 months of age followed by a 0.5 mL dose 2 months later.
15 Months of Age and Older- 0.5 mL as a single dose.

How should Hemophilus B be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Hemophilus B?

It should not be used in adults.

What are the side effects of Hemophilus B?

   Most Common : Fever, pain at injection site and fluid retention.
   Allergic reaction : Difficulty in breathing, hoarseness or wheezing, hives, paleness, weakness, fast heartbeat and dizziness.

What are the other precautions for Hemophilus B?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Hemophilus B?

Store it in refrigerator (2-8C).

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