Haemophilus influenzae type B Conjugate; Hepatitis B Vaccine injection
What is this medicine?
HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE TYPE B CONJUGATE VACCINE; HEPATITIS B VACCINE, RECOMBINANT INJECTION (hem OFF fil us in floo En zuh vak SEEN; hep uh TAHY tis B vak SEEN) is used to prevent infections of the Haemophilus bacteria and the hepatitis B virus.
How should I use this medicine?
This vaccine is for injection into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional.
A copy of Vaccine Information Statements will be given before each vaccination. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 weeks old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
extreme changes in behavior
fever over 101 degrees F
pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
loss of appetite
low-grade fever of 100 degrees F or less
pain, redness, swelling, or irritation at site where injected
What may interact with this medicine?
medicines that suppress your immune function like adalimumab, anakinra, infliximab
medicines to treat cancer
medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin, enoxaparin, and dalteparin
steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
What if I miss a dose?
Keep appointments for follow-up (booster) doses as directed. It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
hepatitis B infection
immune system problems
infection with fever
low blood counts, like low white cell, platelet, or red cell counts
take medicines that treat or prevent blood clots
an unusual or allergic reaction to vaccines, yeast, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Visit your doctor for regular check-ups as directed.
This vaccine, like all vaccines, may not fully protect everyone.
July 17, 2018