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Drug information on Avaxim 80U Paediatric (Hepatitis A Vaccine) from Aventis Pasteur India Ltd.

Avaxim 80U Paediatric

Aventis Pasteur India Ltd.
Generic : Hepatitis A Vaccine

Drug Name : Hepatitis A Vaccine

Hepatitis A Vaccine(Havrix) generic Avaxim 80U Paediatric is a vaccine given to individuals over 2 years of age to prevent hepatitis A infection. It stimulates the body to produce antibodies against hepatitis A infection.
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Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Avaxim 80U Paediatric may be prescribed

Side effects of Avaxim 80U Paediatric

  Central Nervous System: Headache and tiredness.

  Local: Redness, soreness, swelling, redness, or warmth at the injection site and indurations at injection site.

  Miscellaneous: Loss of appetite, mild fever, nausea and transient soreness.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

IM- Single dose of 0.5 or 1 ml depending on the product and patient's age. Give booster dose 6-12 months after the initial dose. Give via subcutaneous administration in haemophiliacs.

How to use Avaxim 80U Paediatric?

It comes as a solution for injection administered by a health care provider into the large muscle.

When is Avaxim 80U Paediatric not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Severe immunodeficiency, allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose of any hepatitis A-containing vaccine, or to any component of Hepatitis A vaccine including neomycin.
Malignant disease being treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy and for at least 6 months after stopping treatment.
Patients with compromised immune system such as those on high-dose systemic corticosteroids, immunosuppressant or HIV positive.

Warnings and Precautions for Avaxim 80U Paediatric

Hepatitis A vaccine becomes effective after a period of at least 2 weeks. A second dose is administered 6 to 12 months after the first dose.

• It should not be used in children younger than 12 months old.

• Alcohol or disinfectant used for cleaning the skin prior to injection should be allowed to evaporate completely before vaccination to prevent vaccine inactivation.

• Caution needed for patients with history of illnesses or infections, blood disorders, immune system disorders, any allergies, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Other Precautions for Avaxim 80U Paediatric

For IM injection only. Not for IV or intradermal administration.

Storage Conditions for Avaxim 80U Paediatric

It is usually handled and stored by a health care provider.

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