GeneVac-B 10mcg Injection

Serum Institute Of India Ltd

Composition for GeneVac-B 10mcg Injection

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0.5 ml in 1 vial

Medicine Overview of GeneVac-B Injection


Uses of GeneVac-B Injection

GeneVac-B 10mcg Injection is used to prevent chronic GeneVac-B 10mcg Injection virus (HBV) infection.

Side effects of GeneVac-B Injection


Neuropathy, Pain, Paralysis, Abdominal pain, Anaphylactic reaction, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Convulsion, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Fatigue, Fever, Headache, Decreased blood pressure, Itching, Feeling of discomfort, Meningitis, Muscle pain, Nausea, Rash, Skin redness, Vomiting, Weakness.


How to use GeneVac-B Injection

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

How GeneVac-B Injection works

Genevac-b 10mcg injection is a vaccine.It helps develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness, but it does stimulate the body's immune system to produce antibodies to protect against any future infections.

In Depth Information on GeneVac-B Injection

Expert advice for GeneVac-B Injection

  • Inform your doctor before taking the vaccine if you have a weakened immune system due to cancer, use of anti-cancer drugs, dialysis or HIV infection.
  • Inform your doctor before taking the vaccine if you are old, obese or if you smoke.
  • Tell your doctor if you fainted during earlier vaccination with hepatitis B or if you have problems with blood clotting or if you have hepatitis B infection or live in an area prone to hepatitis B infection.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery as the vaccine may make you feel dizzy.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to hepatitis B or any other vaccines or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if having fever.
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Special precautions for GeneVac-B 10mcg Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
GeneVac-B 10mcg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
GeneVac-B 10mcg Injection is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
GeneVac-B 10mcg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
GeneVac-B 10mcg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of GeneVac-B 10mcg Injection is recommended.

However, please inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease.
GeneVac-B 10mcg Injection is probably safe to use in patient
s with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of GeneVac-B 10mcg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Myphen 500mg Tablet, Mystead 500mg Tablet, Mycoral 180mg Tablet, Captomer 50mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Hepatitis B, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for GeneVac-B 10mcg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Hepatitis B

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
Q. Is hepatitis B infection contagious?
Yes. Hepatitis B virus infection is contagious
Q. Does it spread through saliva or sharing of food?
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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