Generic Name : Hemophilus B
Pronunciation : hee-MOE-ill-us B vack-SEEN
TradeName : India- Act-Hib, Hiberix , Hibest, Tetra Hibest, Tetramune I.M.
International- PedvaxHIB, TriHIBit, Comvax, ActHIB, HibTITER.
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a conjugate vaccine, prescribed for invasive disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) :
Contraindicated in children less than 6 weeks of age, and known hypersensitivity.
When it is to be taken :
2 to 14 Months of Age-
IM- 0.5 mL dose of vaccine ideally beginning at 2 months of age followed by a 0.5 mL dose 2 months later.
15 Months of Age and Older-
0.5 mL as a single dose.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle.
Special Instruction :
* It should not be used in adults.
Side Effects :
Most Common -
Fever, pain at injection site and fluid retention.
Allergic reaction -
Difficulty in breathing, hoarseness or wheezing, hives, paleness, weakness, fast heartbeat and dizziness.
Other Precautions :
*Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it in refrigerator (2-8°C).
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