Twinrix is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) hepatitis a + hepatitis b vaccine. On this page you will find out more about Twinrix, 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 a + hepatitis b vaccine
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Twinrix injection suspension, 10 x 1 mL syringes
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Twinrix (720/20) is indicated for active immunisation against hepatitis A and hepatitis B virus infection in adults and children from 1 year of age. Twinrix Junior (360/10) is indicated for use in children aged 1 to 15 years.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||fine white deposit in a clear colouless supernatant. The precipitate is easily resuspended when shaken. Once shaken, the vaccine is slightly opaque.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, suspension|
|Route of administration||Intramuscular|
1mL x 1: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
1mL x 10: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||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
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.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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