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Composition for HAVRIX

Hepatitis A(1440 iu)

food interaction for HAVRIX

alcohol interaction for HAVRIX

pregnancy interaction for HAVRIX

lactation interaction for HAVRIX

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Havrix 1440 iu injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Havrix 1440 iu injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Havrix 1440 iu injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Hepatitis A(1440 iu)


Havrix 1440 iu injection vaccine (Havrix, Vaqta) is used to prevent Havrix 1440 iu injection, a type of liver disease that is caused by the Havrix 1440 iu injection virus (HAV). Havrix 1440 iu injection is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter from contact with food, drinks, or objects which have been contaminated by feces or stool of an HAV-infected person.

How it works

Havrix 1440 iu injection vaccine belongs to a category of medicines called as vaccines. It is a viral vaccine, containing killed or inactivated Havrix 1440 iu injection virus particles. The vaccine works by stimulating the body to produce antibodies, which are proteins that will fight and kill the virus and prevent Havrix 1440 iu injection infection.

Common side effects

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


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Expert advice for HAVRIX

  • 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 if you have problems with blood clotting or if you have hepatitis A infection or live in an area prone to hepatitis A infection.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you experience dizziness or headache after taking hepatitis A vaccine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to hepatitis A or any other vaccines or any of its ingredients
  • Do not take if suffering with fever or bleeding disorders.

Frequently asked questions for HAVRIX

Hepatitis A

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)