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REVAC B 20 MCG/0.5 MG/0.05 MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 312.50 for 1 vial(s) (10 ML injection each)
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food interaction for REVAC-B (BHARAT)

alcohol interaction for REVAC-B (BHARAT)

pregnancy interaction for REVAC-B (BHARAT)

lactation interaction for REVAC-B (BHARAT)

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Revac b 20 mcg/0.5 mg/0.05 mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for REVAC-B (BHARAT)

Hepatitis B(20 mcg)

Uses

Hepatitis B is used to prevent hepatitis b.

How it works

Hepatitis B vaccines are used for active immunisation against hepatitis B infection. Two types of vaccine have been available each containing hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) adsorbed onto aluminium hydroxide or a similar adsorbent.

Common side effects

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
Aluminium Hydroxide(0.5 mg)

Uses

Aluminium Hydroxide is used in the treatment of acidity, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.

How it works

Aluminium Hydroxide neutralizes excess acid in the stomach.

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Confusion, Difficulty in urination, Coughing up blood, Drowsiness, Black and bloody stools, Muscle disorder, Fatigue, Constipation, Loss of appetite
Thiomersal(0.05 mg)

Uses

Thiomersal is used in preservation of the medicinal products.

How it works

Thiomersal belongs to the class of medications called as preservatives. It is used in minuscule quantity in some vaccines (e.g. tetanus and pertussis (DTP), diphtheria and tetanus toxoids (DT)) and works by preventing bacterial and fungal growth. 

Common side effects

Irritation of ear, Allergic skin rash

SUBSTITUTES for REVAC-B (BHARAT)

No substitutes found

Expert advice for REVAC-B (BHARAT)

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for REVAC-B (BHARAT)

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.

Aluminium Hydroxide

Q.How does aluminium hydroxide work?
Aluminum hydroxide belongs to a class of medication call antacids. It acts by neutralizing the acids released in the stomach thus treating irritation of stomach lining

Q.Is aluminium hydroxide an alkali/ weak base/strong base/amphoteric?
Aluminium hydroxide is a strong base and is amphoteric

Q.Is aluminium hydroxide safe?
Aluminium hydroxide is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor

Q.Is aluminium hydroxide known to cause Alzheimer's?
Aluminium hydroxide was thought to be associated with neurological symptoms. Studies clearly show that aluminum hydroxide does not cause neurological symptoms and thus does not cause Alzheimer's.

Thiomersal

Q.Is thimerosal safe and still used in vaccines?
Yes, thiomersal contains ethyl mercury and is considered safe with no studies indicating it as harmful. It is used in few multi-dose vaccines.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)