Hib conjugate vaccine (meningococcal protein conjugate) - intramuscular

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
HiB conjugate vaccine (meningococcal protein conjugate) is used to prevent infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b disease.

Haemophilus influenzae type b bacteria can cause severe illness, including infections of the covering of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis), lungs (pneumonia), and throat (epiglottitis). It spreads from person to person through secretions from coughing or sneezing.
How do I use this medicine?
HiB conjugate vaccine (meningococcal protein conjugate) is to be given intramuscularly (into the thigh).

Your doctor or nurse will administer the injection for you.

The total number of injections you will receive will be decided by your doctor. Your doctor will advise you on the course of your vaccination depending on your age at the time of your first injection.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Ensure that you keep all appointments with your doctor so that you do not miss any doses. Your doctor also needs to regularly monitor your response to HiB conjugate vaccine (meningococcal protein conjugate).

If you miss an appointment or miss 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 take this medicine if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to similar medicines such as HiB conjugate vaccine (meningococcal protein conjugate).
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • moderate or severe illness (with or without fever)
  • bleeding disorder
  • weak immune system
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome (a disorder that attacks healthy nerve cells causing numbness and tingling sensation in your arms and legs)
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant.

If you are going for diagnostic tests (e.g. urine tests), inform your doctor that you are taking this medicine.

Inform your doctor if you have been recently vaccinated. Do not receive any other vaccinations without first asking your doctor.
What side effects could I experience?
HiB conjugate vaccine (meningococcal protein conjugate) may cause any of the following side effects: fainting, fever, rash, tiredness, irritability, restlessness, nervousness, cough, cold, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of appetite and redness, pain, swelling, and bruising at the injection site.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:
  • swelling of the face, mouth, lips, tongue, or throat
  • muscle weakness, cramping or numbness
  • ear pain, a feeling of fullness in the ear, fluid drainage from the ear
  • red and itchy eyes
Inform your 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 if you are taking medicines used in organ transplant or certain immune disorders.

Always notify your 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?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in the refrigerator, between 2-8 °C.

Do not allow to freeze. Protect from light.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on hib conjugate vaccine (meningococcal protein conjugate) - 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 © 2021 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com
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