HAVRIX 720 PAEDIATRIC INJECTION 0.5ml


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Drug Information for HAVRIX 720 PAEDIATRIC INJECTION 0.5ml

What is HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection used for?

HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection is used for the prevention of a disease of the liver caused by hepatitis A virus.

HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection work?

HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection belongs to the class of immunising agents. It acts by stimulating the production of antibodies that inhibit the viral replication and prevent Hepatitis A infection.

How to administer HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection ?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual.

Hepatitis A vaccination is available as injection. Therefore, it should be administered only by a healthcare provider. HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection is given in a series of booster doses. Always use a disposable needle and syringe for injecting the medicine.

If you miss a dose of HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection , please consult your doctor immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection ?

Drugs that interact with HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection include the following:

  • Azathioprine
  • Cortisone
  • Cyclosporine
  • Dexamethasone
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Mycophenolate
  • Prednisone
  • Tacrolimus

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection ?

The following are the most common side effects of HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection :

  • Fever
  • Discomfort
  • Illness
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Vision changes
  • Severe numbness
  • Reactions at the injection site
  • Seizures
  • High fever
  • Uneven heartbeats
  • Behavioural changes
  • Lightheadedness

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while receiving HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection ?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection or similar drugs.
  • Do not receive the vaccine if you are allergic to latex.

What should you tell your doctor before receiving HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection ?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of the chronic liver disease, seizures or neurological disorders.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell your doctor about any recent vaccinations before administering HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection .

Frequently Asked Questions about HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection

  1. How should HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection be stored?
  2. HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection should be stored at (2 – 8OC). Do not alter the temperature as it can reduce the potency of the drug.

  3. Is HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection effective for the treatment of Hepatitis?
  4. HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection is used to prevent Hepatitis A infection, but not used to treat existing Hepatitis A infection. However, please consult your doctor for further information.

  5. Is it safe to receive HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection during pregnancy?
  6. HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection is considered safe for use in pregnant women who are at risk of getting Hepatitis A. However, consult your doctor before receving Hepatitis A vaccination during pregnancy. Do not self-medicate.

  7. Can I use HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection while on blood thinners?
  8. No, blood thinners such as Warfarin should be avoided if you have to receive HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection . Consult your doctor regarding the use of blood thinners.

  9. Is it safe to alter the dose of HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection ?
  10. No, altering the dose of HAVRIX 720 Paediatric Injection is not advised. Please consult your doctor for any dose-related information.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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