Vaccine, hepatitis b


Generic Medicine Info
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Acute severe febrile illness.
Special Precautions
Patient with bleeding disorders including thrombocytopaenia, altered immunocompetence (e.g. patient receiving chemotherapy or immunosuppressants). Concomitant use with anticoagulant (e.g. warfarin). Renal impairment. Children. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling This drug may cause drowsiness, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery. Monitoring Parameters Monitor for anaphylaxis and syncope, 15 minutes after administration.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Anaphylactoid reactions, syncope, bleeding/haematoma. Cardiac disorders: Tachycardia. Ear and labyrinth disorders: Vertigo, otalgia. Gastrointestinal disorders: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, dyspepsia. General disorders and administration site conditions: Fatigue/malaise, inj site reaction (e.g. pain/swelling/redness/induration), fever. Metabolism and nutrition disorders: Appetite loss. Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders: Myalgia, tendinitis, neck stiffness, weakness, neck pain. Nervous system disorders: Headache, drowsiness, dizziness. Psychiatric disorders: Irritability. Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorder: Cough, pharyngitis, rhinitis, upper respiratory tract infection. Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Diaphoresis, pruritus, skin rash, urticaria. Vascular disorders: Hypotension.
Drug Interactions
Diminished therapeutic effect with immunosuppressants. Risk of bleeding with anticoagulants.
CIMS Class
Vaccines, Antisera & Immunologicals
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