B Conjugate and Hepatitis B Vaccine

Name: B Conjugate and Hepatitis B Vaccine

Uses of b Conjugate and Hepatitis B Vaccine

  • It is used to prevent Haemophilus influenzae type b disease.
  • It is used to prevent hepatitis B infection.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take b Conjugate and Hepatitis B Vaccine?

  • If your child has an allergy to any part of b conjugate and hepatitis B vaccine.
  • If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If your child has an infection or an illness with a fever.
  • If your child has a yeast allergy, talk with the doctor.

This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.

Tell the doctor and pharmacist about all of your child's drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for your child to take this medicine with all of his/her drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug your child takes without checking with the doctor.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your child's doctor or get medical help right away if your child has any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • High fever.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out b Conjugate and Hepatitis B Vaccine?

  • If you need to store b conjugate and hepatitis B vaccine at home, talk with your child's doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Hepatitis B Prophylaxis

Infants >= 8 weeks born of HBsAg negative mothers: 0.5 mL IM at 2, 4, and 12 to 15 months of age. The interval between the first two doses should be a minimum of 8 weeks. The interval between the second and third doses should be 8 to 11 months.