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Brand name: H-B-Vax II

H-B-Vax II is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) hepatitis b vaccine. On this page you will find out more about H-B-Vax II, 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 vaccine

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
H-B-Vax II preservative free 40 microgram/mL injection suspension, 1 mL vial

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

H-B-Vax II is indicated for immunisation against infection caused by all known subtypes of Hepatitis B virus. Adolescent vaccination is not necessary for children who have received a primary course of hepatitis B vaccine. Vaccination is recommended in adults who ar at substantial risk of hepatitis B virus infection and have demonstrated or judged to be susceptible. Vaccination of individuals who have antibodies against hepatitis B virus from a previous infection is not necessary.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance SLIGHTLY OPALESCENT WHITE LIQUID.
Dosage Form Injection, suspension
Route of administration Intramuscular
Medicine schedule
1 x 1mL: 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 No information available
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

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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