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Brand name: Avaxim TM

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

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

  • The way to take this medicine: Intramuscular
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Refrigerate
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

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

Visual appearance

Whitish cloudy suspension.

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 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.

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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