Engerix-B

Engerix-B

Manufacturer:

GlaxoSmithKline

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
HBsAg vaccine, adsorbed
Indications/Uses
Active immunisation against HBV infection.
Dosage/Direction for Use
IM Adult ≥20 yr 20 mcg/mL. Neonate, infant & childn up to & including 19 yr 10 mcg/0.5 mL. All doses to be given at 0, 1, 6 mth; or 0, 1, 2 + booster at 12 mth; or 0, 7, 21 days + booster at 12 mth (for subjects ≥20 yr only).
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity.
Special Precautions
Do not administer in the buttock, intradermally or intravascularly. Postpone administration in acute febrile illness. Renal insufficiency, haemodialysis, HIV-infected or impaired immunity. Risk of apnoea & resp monitoring for 48-72 hr in very premature infants (≤28 wk of gestation) & those w/ history of resp immaturity. Consider additional doses in adult >40 yr. Pregnancy.
Adverse Reactions
Loss of appetite, irritability, headache, drowsiness, GI symptoms, inj site reactions, fatigue, malaise, fever (≥37.5°C).
ATC Classification
J07BC01 - hepatitis B, purified antigen ; Belongs to the class of hepatitis viral vaccines.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Engerix-B pediatric vaccine 10 mcg/0.5 mL
Packing/Price
0.5 mL x 1's
Form
Engerix-B adult vaccine 20 mcg/mL
Packing/Price
1 mL x 1's
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