Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine

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Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine is an active immunizing agent. It is used for the prevention of hepatitis B infection in individuals considered at risk of exposure to hepatitis B virus.

Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine is administered by a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. For the vaccine to be effective, you have to receive all the doses.

It is generally safe and well-tolerated. However, it may cause fatigue and injection site reactions such as redness, swelling, or pain in some people. If you are bothered by such reactions, let the doctor know. The doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.

To make sure the vaccine is safe, before receiving the vaccine, it is important to let the doctor know if you have any other illnesses. You should also tell the doctor about all the medicines you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult and seek advice from their doctor before receiving the vaccine.

Uses of Cefvac- B Injection

Benefits of Cefvac- B Injection

In Prevention of Hepatitis B infection

Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine is used to protect against infection by the hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by a virus. It can be spread from a mother to her newborn baby, by sharing needles and other equipment during drug use, by having sex with an infected person, by having a tattoo or body piercing, and by sharing contaminated toothbrushes or razors. Hepatitis B can be serious, but it does not always cause obvious symptoms. Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine is given by an injection into a muscle as soon as possible after exposure to a risk and will help prevent infection. It is recommended for all infants and children up to age 18 years and adults in high-risk groups. This medicine does not work if you already have hepatitis B.

Side effects of Cefvac- B Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cefvac- B

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Fatigue

How to use Cefvac- B Injection

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

How Cefvac- B Injection works

Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine is a vaccine which helps develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness but stimulates the body's immune system to produce antibodies (proteins) to protect against any future infections.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine is recommended.
However, please inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Cefvac- B Injection?

If you miss a dose of Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine, please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine is used for the prevention of hepatitis B infection.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking medications for cancer or HIV.
  • Inform your doctor before taking the vaccine if you are old, obese or if you smoke.
  • If you have an illness causing a high temperature, it is best to postpone vaccination until after the illness.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Vaccines
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
VACCINES
Action Class
Subunit (Purified antigen)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Cefvac- B with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Healgraft, Graftide-M, Ceptimmun
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Empurine, Mercapto, Puri Nethol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Antep
MINOR

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FAQs

Q. Who all should get vaccinated with Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine?

Everyone should get vaccinated with Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine. All infants, beginning at birth, all children aged up to 19 years who have not been vaccinated previously and persons with chronic liver disease, other than hepatitis B (e.g. cirrhosis, fatty liver disease, etc.) or those with HIV infection must also get this vaccination. Additionally, suspected sexual partners of hepatitis B-positive persons or victims of sexual assault (rape) or abuse are also advised to get vaccinated with Cefvac- B Adult Vaccine to be protected against Hepatitis B infection.

Q. Is hepatitis B infection curable?

No. In most cases, the symptoms of hepatitis B infection is resolved within 4-8 weeks but person remain infected for lifetime. In some cases, however, symptoms may persist for a longer time (chronic infection)

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

Yes. Hepatitis B infection symptoms, if present for a longer time, may cause chronic infection, liver cirrhosis or liver cancer and can also be life threatening.

Q. Is hepatitis B infection contagious?

Yes. Hepatitis B virus infection is contagious.

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

Yes. Hepatitis spreads through contact with the body fluids including saliva, blood, semen etc. of the infected person.

Q. Does hepatitis B vaccine cause fever?

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

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References

  1. Sinha A, Singh S. Immunization and Immunodeficiency. In: Paul VK, Bagga A, editors. Ghai Essential Pediatrics. 8th ed. New Delhi: CBS Publisher's & Distributors Pvt Ltd.; 2013. pp. 196-97.
  2. Engerix-B [Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (rys)]. Rixensart, Belgium: GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals SA; 2013. [Accessed 15 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Engerix-B [Hepatitis B Vaccine (rDNA) IP (Genetically Engineered)]. Mumbai, India: GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited; 1987 [revised 04 Mar. 2015]. [Accessed 15 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Hepatitis B adult vaccine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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