Havrix 360 IU Injection


Overview

Uses of Havrix Injection

Havrix 360 IU Injection is used for prevention of Hepatitis A infection.

Havrix 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 Havrix Injection

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

How Havrix Injection works

Havrix 360 IU 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.

Havrix Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Havrix 360 IU 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Havrix 360 IU 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.
Driving
It is not known whether Havrix 360 IU Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
Havrix 360 IU Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Havrix 360 IU Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Havrix 360 IU Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Havrix 360 IU Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Havrix Injection?

If you miss a dose of Havrix 360 IU 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 Havrix with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Oncomide
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Methosis
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Thioprinz
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Austril
MINOR
Brand(s): Antep
MINOR
Brand(s): Zencort-M, Welone
MINOR
Brand(s): Defmark, Zacdef, Ecodef
MINOR
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred
MINOR
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
MINOR

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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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Dr. Annie Besant Road, Mumbai - 400 030
MRP
747.6
1 ml in 1 vial
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