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Avaxim 160U Injection

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Avaxim Injection

Avaxim Injection side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Pharyngitis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anaphylactic reaction
  • Convulsion
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling of discomfort
  • Skin redness
  • Tenderness
  • Vomiting
  • Warm sensation

How to use Avaxim Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Avaxim Injection works

Avaxim 160U Injection is an inactivated vaccine (made from a dead virus). It helps develop immunity by forming antibodies, which are proteins that protect against infection caused by viruses present in the vaccine.

Avaxim Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Avaxim 160U Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Avaxim 160U Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether Avaxim 160U Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
Avaxim 160U Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Avaxim 160U Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Avaxim 160U Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Avaxim 160U Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Avaxim Injection?

If you miss a dose of Avaxim 160U Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • It is a vaccine used to prevent hepatitis A infection.
  • Hepatitis A is a liver disease which spreads through food or water containing hepatitis A virus or by direct contact with an infected person.
  • It should be stored in the refrigerator at 2° to 8°C. Do not freeze.
  • Let your doctor know if you have a high fever, serious illness or a weakened immune system.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Avaxim with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Thioprinz
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Methosis
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zencort-M, Welone
MINOR
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
MINOR
Brand(s): Antep
MINOR
Brand(s): Densol
MINOR
Brand(s): Austril
MINOR
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred
MINOR
Brand(s): Defmark, Zacdef, Ecodef
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Avaxim

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I'm suffering from Hepatitis A. But I have no symptoms of it. I'm pretty normal and I've no problems with it. Why it seems so? What should I do?My Bilirubin level is 3.5 and sgpt is 307
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathologist
Dear PATIENT A infection is usually caused by infected food and water. If your bilirubin is this high, I suggest you should consult a Gastroenterologist for further course of action
I hd pain in abdomen i had tested blood and the spgt and sgot count is highAbout six years a ago i hd pancreas infection
Dr. Puneet Singh Perhar
Lungs Specialist
See my friend sgot sgpt are liver enzymes may be raised in liver conditions or in pancreatitis tooMy advise would be to get an ultrasonography of abdomen and serum amylase and lipase levelsCan you tell me the status of rest of the liver function testsHepatitis a,b and c virology should also be tested
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FAQs

Q. Is hepatitis A infection curable?

No. Hepatitis A infection is not curable. In most cases, treatment is not required. However, the symptoms of hepatitis A can be controlled

Q. Is hepatitis A infection fatal or life-threatening?

No. Hepatitis A infection usually does not cause liver disease. But in some cases, it may lead to acute liver failure which can be life-threatening

Q. Is hepatitis A infection contagious?

Yes. Hepatitis A virus infection is contagious

Q. Does it spread through saliva or sharing of food?

It spreads only if a person comes in contact with the feces (stools) of the infected person

Q. Does hepatitis A vaccine cause fever?

Mild fever may occur after hepatitis A vaccine administration . Contact your doctor if your fever worsens or does not go away

Q. Is hepatitis A vaccine necessary?

Although not mandatory, hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for children (18 months-2 years) in India and adults who do not live in hepatitis A prevalent area.

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References
  1. Havrix 1440 (Adult)/720 (Junior): Inactivated Hepatitis A Vaccine (Adsorbed) IP. Mumbai, India: GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited; 1998 [revised 22 Feb 2019]. [Accessed 11 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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