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Hepatitis A + hepatitis B vaccine - Intramuscular - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 

Why do I need this medicine?

Hepatitis A + Hepatitis B vaccine helps protect against hepatitis A and hepatitis B infections.

Hepatitis A and hepatitis B are viral infections that affects the liver. Hepatitis A spreads through contact with the stool (poop) of an infected person while hepatitis B spread through contact with blood and body fluids of an infected person.

How do I use this medicine?

Hepatitis A + Hepatitis B vaccine is given by intramuscular (into the muscle) injection.

A doctor or nurse will administer this vaccine for you.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?

Ensure that you keep all appointments with the doctor so that you do not miss any immunisations.

If you miss an appointment or an injection, alert your doctor or nurse. A replacement appointment or injection should be given as soon as possible.

When should I not use this medicine?

Do not use this vaccine if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to Hepatitis A + Hepatitis B vaccine, neomycin.

Alert your doctor if you have severe illness with high fever as this medicine may not be suitable for you.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • a weak immune system
  • bleeding disorders
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you periodically undergo dialysis, inform your doctor before immunisation.

What side effects could I experience?

Hepatitis A + Hepatitis B vaccine may cause any of the following side effects: fainting, fever, headache, tiredness, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, and pain, redness, swelling at the injection site.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:
  • signs and symptoms of allergic reactions e.g. rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes
  • bleeding or bruising
Inform the doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
  • blood-thinning medicines such as e.g. warfarin
  • medicines used in organ transplant or certain immune disorders e.g. ciclosporin
Always notify the doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

N/A

How should I store this medicine?

Store in the refrigerator, between 2-8 °C. Do not allow to freeze. If frozen, this medicine will become ineffective and should not be used. Protect from light.

Keep away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Hepatitis A + hepatitis B vaccine - Intramuscular and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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