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General Information on Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine

Generic Name : Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine

Pronunciation : hem-OFF-fil-us pol-i-SAK-ka-ride

Latest prescription information about Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine. 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 Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine

International- ActHIB and PedvaxHIB.

Why is Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine 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 should Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine?

A single intramuscular injection (approximately 0.5 mL) after reconstitution.

How should Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine 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 Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine?

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.

What are the side effects of Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine?

Fever, irritability; redness, tenderness, pain, swelling, or a lump at the injection site, sleepiness.

What are the other precautions for Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine?

Store it in refrigerator (2 - 8C).

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