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Heppacine B 20mcg Injection

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

Introduction

Heppacine B 20mcg Injection is an active immunizing agent. It is used for prevention of hepatitis B infection in individuals considered at risk of exposure to hepatitis B virus.

Heppacine B 20mcg Injection 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.

Some common side effects of this medicine include irritability, fever, diarrhea, weakness, loss of appetite, and blocked nose. If these side effects do not go away with time or get worse, 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 Heppacine B Injection

Side effects of Heppacine 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 Heppacine B

  • Irritation
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Blocked nose
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anaphylactic reaction
  • Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin)
  • Convulsion
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling of discomfort
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Meningitis
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea
  • Neuropathy
  • Pain
  • Paralysis
  • Rash
  • Erythema (skin redness)
  • Vomiting

How to use Heppacine B Injection

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

How Heppacine B Injection works

Heppacine B 20mcg Injection 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 Heppacine B 20mcg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Heppacine B 20mcg Injection 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Heppacine B 20mcg Injection 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
Heppacine B 20mcg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Heppacine B 20mcg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Heppacine B 20mcg Injection is recommended.
However, please inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Heppacine B 20mcg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Heppacine B 20mcg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Heppacine B Injection?

If you miss a dose of Heppacine B 20mcg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Vaccines
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
VACCINES

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Heppacine 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, Mycocel S
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Empurine, Mercapto, Puri Nethol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Antep
MINOR

Patient Concerns

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I have Hepatitis B I wanted Ayurvedic treatment of Hepatitis B
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FAQs

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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1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.

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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