Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine (hee-MOF-i-lus B KON-joo-gate VAX-een), Hepatitis B Vaccine Recombinant (hep-a-TYE-tis B VAX-een re-KOM-bin-ant)
Prevents infections caused by hepatitis B virus and Haemophilus influenzae type b virus in babies and young children. This medicine is a vaccine.
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
Your child should not receive this vaccine if the child has had an allergic reaction to Haemophilus b conjugate vaccine, hepatitis B vaccine, or yeast.
How to Use This Medicine
- This medicine is given to your child as a shot into one of the muscles.
- A nurse or other trained health professional will give this medicine to your child.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your child's doctor knows if your child is using medicines that weaken the immune system such as steroids, chemotherapy, or radiation.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- Make sure your child's doctor knows if your child has any illness, cancer, or any bleeding disorder such as hemophilia or thrombocytopenia.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
- Blistering, peeling, red skin rash.
- Drowsiness, agitation, or seizures.
- Fast heartbeat or fainting.
- Fever, chills, coughing, or trouble breathing.
- Weakness in your child's arms, legs, or face.
- Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness.
- Unusual high-pitched crying.
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Diaper rash.
- Mild diarrhea, vomiting, or loss of appetite.
- Pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your child's skin where the shot is given.
- Red eyes.
- Running or stuffy nose.
- Sores or white patches in your child's mouth.
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Review Date: 2011-02-04