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Brand name: Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin-VF (CSL)

Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin-VF (CSL) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) hepatitis b virus immunoglobulin. On this page you will find out more about Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin-VF (CSL), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: hepatitis b virus immunoglobulin

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin-VF (CSL) 100 units injection solution, 1 vial

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

INDICATIONS AS AT 8 AUGUST 2002 : Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin is indicated for post-exposure prophylaxis in persons who did not receive prior vaccination, or whose prior vaccination regimen is incomplete, or when the hepatitis B antibody level is inadequate (<10IU/L). Post-exposure prophylaxis should be considered following percutaneous or permucosal exposure to HBsAg-positive material or suspected HBsAg-positive material, for example, by needle stick, oral ingestion or sexual exposure. Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin is also indicated for prophylaxis in infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear to opalescent, colourless, solution
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intramuscular
Medicine schedule
100IU x 1: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Refrigerate,Protect from Light,Do not Freeze
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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