Manufacturer: Zydus Vaccicare (Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd)
Trade name: HB Vac
Active ingredient: Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)
Category: Hepatitis B recombinant vaccine
Pregnancy category: Hepatitis B recombinant virus vaccine belongs to Australia therapeutic goods administration (TGA) pregnancy category: B2 AND US FDA pregnancy category: C
Uses: HB Vac 10 ml injection is used to prevent infection by hepatitis B virus. It works by producing specific antibodies against hepatitis B virus (HBV).
How to use: HB Vac 10 ml injection is given by intra muscular route by health care professional. Know your immunization schedule as it is given different shots.
Side Effects: More common side effects is fever. Rare side effects are headache, muscle weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness, and pain, itching, swelling at the site of injection.
Dosage: Children and adults 1 to 19 years of age the dose is 10 mcg and adults 20 years or more the dose is 20 mcg.
Written by: : healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: December 13th, 2015
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