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Brand name: H-B-Vax II Paediatric TM

Active ingredients: hepatitis b vaccine

What it is used for

For use in the immunisation against infection caused by all known subtypes of hepatitis B virus. INDICATIONS AS AT 17 NOVEMBER 2000: 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 are 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.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Slightly opalescent white liquid

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient hepatitis b vaccine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Download leaflet

For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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