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Active ingredients: hepatitis a vaccine
What it is used for
AVAXIM is indicated for: Active immunisation against hepatitis A infections in adults and children 2 years and older who are or will be at increased risk of infection: - travellers to areas of moderate or high endemicity for hepatitis A. - visitors to rural and remote indigenous communities. - child day-care and pre-school personnel. - the intellectually disabled and their carers. -health care providers. - sewerage workers. - men who have sex with men. - injecting drug users. - patients with chronic liver disease. - haemophiliacs who may receive pooled plasma concentrates.
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
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- 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.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient hepatitis a 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.
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