Havrix 360IU Injection

Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Havrix 360IU Injection

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Primarily used for

1 ml in 1 vial

Medicine Overview of Havrix Injection


Uses of Havrix Injection

Havrix 360IU Injection is used to prevent Hepatitis A virus infection
It is used in high-risk groups, travellers, chronic liver disease and in outbreaks of the illness.

Side effects of Havrix Injection


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 360iu 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.

In Depth Information on Havrix Injection

Expert advice for Havrix 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 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.
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Special precautions for Havrix 360IU Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Havrix 360IU 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.
Havrix 360IU Injection is safe to use during lactation. Hu
man 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.
It is not known whether Havrix 360IU Injection alters the a
bility to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Havrix 360IU Injection is probably safe to use in patients
with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Havrix 360IU Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Havrix 360IU Injection is probably safe to use in patients
with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Havrix 360IU Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Mofilet 500mg Tablet, Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup, Unicontin-E 400mg Tablet CR, Tacloran 1mg Capsule

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Havrix 360IU Injection

Frequently asked questions for 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.

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