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Updated on 26 Apr 2024

Learn more about RECOMBIVAX HB

What is RECOMBIVAX HB?

What is RECOMBIVAX HB?

RECOMBIVAX HB is the brand name for a recombinant hepatitis B vaccine and is available as an intramuscular injection.

What dosages is RECOMBIVAX HB available in?

What dosages is RECOMBIVAX HB available in?

RECOMBIVAX HB is a sterile suspension available in the following:

  • 0.5 mL (5 mcg) Pediatric/Adolescent Formulation single-dose vials and prefilled syringes
  • 1 mL (10 mcg) Adult Formulation single-dose vials and prefilled syringes
  • RECOMBIVAX HB Dialysis Formulation is a sterile suspension available in the following presentation: 1 mL (40 mcg) single-dose vials
What is RECOMBIVAX HB used for?

What is RECOMBIVAX HB used for?

RECOMBIVAX HB is a vaccine and is used to prevent hepatitis B.

How does RECOMBIVAX HB work?

How does RECOMBIVAX HB work?

RECOMBIVAX HB is an inactivated vaccine that protects you from hepatitis B caused by the hepatitis B virus. The vaccine helps your body’s immune system make antibodies that will attack the virus if it ever infects you.

How do I take RECOMBIVAX HB?

How do I take RECOMBIVAX HB?

The exact dose of RECOMBIVAX HB you’ll receive depends on the brand and formulation you get, your age, and medical conditions. RECOMBIVAX HB is typically given as a 3-dose series, with 1 injection into the muscle at months 0, 1, and 6. RECOMBIVAX HB is given as an injection into the thigh muscle for babies up to 1 year of age and into the shoulder muscle for adults and older children.

Is it safe for me to take RECOMBIVAX HB?

Is it safe for me to take RECOMBIVAX HB?

RECOMBIVAX HB is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. Severe allergic or hypersensitivity reactions (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose of any hepatitis B-containing vaccine, or to any
component of RECOMBIVAX HB, including yeast.

RECOMBIVAX HB Common Side Effects

RECOMBIVAX HB Common Side Effects

Common side effects of RECOMBIVAX HB:

  • Feeling irritated
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue/weakness
  • Poor appetite
  • Nasal symptoms (runny nose, congestion, sneezing, itching)
  • Soreness at injection site
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Fever
RECOMBIVAX HB Serious Side Effects

RECOMBIVAX HB Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with RECOMBIVAX HB. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Serious allergic reactions: hives, rash, shaking, itching, nausea, flushing, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on RECOMBIVAX HB

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on RECOMBIVAX HB

The following medications may interact with RECOMBIVAX HB:

  • Do not mix RECOMBIVAX HB with any other vaccine in the same syringe or vial
Who makes RECOMBIVAX HB?

Who makes RECOMBIVAX HB?

Merck & Co., Inc.

Is RECOMBIVAX HB safe in pregnancy?

Is RECOMBIVAX HB safe in pregnancy?

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies designed to evaluate RECOMBIVAX HB in pregnant women. It should only be used during pregnancy if the benefit to you is worth the possible risk to your baby.

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