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Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection

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Your child’s medicine at a glance

Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection is a vaccine that prepares your child’s immune system to fight against the hepatitis B virus. This virus causes a serious liver disease called hepatitis. Immunity against hepatitis B also helps in the prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma in children.

Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection is meant to be given in the muscles of the thigh to infants younger than 1 year. In older children, it may be given in the muscle of the arm. Your child needs at least 3 doses of Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection to be fully protected against the hepatitis B virus. While the first shot can be given within 24 hours of birth, the second shot is given when the child turns 1 to 2 months old (after a minimum gap of 28 days) following the first shot. The final third shot is given between 6 to 18 months of age (at a minimum gap of 16 weeks after the first shot and at least 2 months after the second shot).

The vaccination helps stimulate the immune system and builds up high levels of protection against the hepatitis B virus in babies and young children. Therefore, all three doses are important for your child. Do not skip or miss out on any of the doses as that will render the protection ineffective and leave your child vulnerable to hepatitis infection. Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection is safe to be given as a stand-alone vaccine or along with other vaccines at the same time.

Make sure that the site of the injection is not the same again and again. This will help prevent injection site reaction and pain. Common cold, stomach upset, ear infection or any other minor illnesses should not prevent immunization. However, your doctor may suggest rescheduling the vaccination if your child has a more serious illness. Children who are moderately or severely ill should usually wait until they recover before taking the shots of Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection.

Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection can cause some minor and temporary short-term side effects. These may include fever, mild crankiness, loss of appetite, skin rash,  body pain, flushing, respiratory symptoms like runny nose, wheezing, or tightness in the throat. Your child may also experience some injection site problems like tenderness, soreness, redness, or swelling. However, these episodes are momentary and subside on their own. If worrisome, do seek your child’s doctor's help.

Discuss the vaccine safety with your child’s doctor if your child ever developed a serious allergic reaction to any medicines or has a history of liver problems, kidney problems, blood disorders, birth defects, heart problems, or lung problems. This information is important for planning your child’s vaccination schedule.

Uses of Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection in children

Benefits of Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection for your child

In Prevention of Hepatitis B infection

Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus. The main benefit of Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection is the prevention of this disease. When Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection is given to children, their body stimulates the immune system. As a result, the immune system starts producing antibodies against this virus. These antibodies help provide protection against infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection protects your child from developing liver disease and cancer from hepatitis B.

Side effects of Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection in children

Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Shanvac-B

  • Irritation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Skin rash
  • Body ache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Respiratory disorder
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased appetite
  • Inflammation of the nose

How can I give Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection to my child?

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

How Shanvac-B Injection works

Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection contains an inactive part of a virus. This virus cannot multiply in the body but can help initiate the body's immune response to produce antibodies (proteins) to protect against hepatitis infections. In short, the vaccine generates an immune response without making your child sick.

Safety advice

Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection is recommended.
An extra booster dose may be required in cases of kidney disease as Hepatitis B Vaccine (rDNA) is less effective in such cases. Consult your child’s doctor before getting your child vaccinated.
Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection is recommended.
However, consult your child’s doctor before getting your child vaccinated.

What if I forget to give Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection to my child?

Do not panic. If you miss a schedule of Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection, consult your child’s doctor and get your child vaccinated as soon as possible.

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Quick tips

  • Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection is usually given as a series of three injections over 6 months. Neonates born to hepatitis B positive mothers might require a fourth dose.
  • A warm, damp cloth or a heating pad on the injection site may help reduce soreness.
  • Always consult your child’s doctor if your child is suffering from any kind of illness before getting your child vaccinated.
  • Booster doses are generally not recommended. However, booster shots may be given to people with compromised immunity. These shots help achieve the threshold antibody levels.
  • Hepatitis B is diagnosed with blood tests. For chronic cases, radiological testing, as well as a liver biopsy may be needed.

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Chemical Class
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Subunit (Purified antigen)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Shanvac-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, Ceptimmun
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
Brand(s): Empurine, Mercapto, Puri Nethol
Brand(s): Antep

Patient concerns

Which strength required for third dose of vaccination for hepatitis b Shanvac and What difference 10mcg and 20mcg
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Ages 20 and older: Three doses (20 mcg each), IM, on a 0, 1, and 6 month schedule
I have Hepatitis B I wanted Ayurvedic treatment of Hepatitis B
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda Kindly fill the health information so that I can advice best products to you thanks ?one capsules morning & evening after taking food , use at least 1-2 months

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Q. Why should I vaccinate my child with Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection?

Hepatitis B attacks the liver and may lead to life-threatening complications which are difficult to treat in children. Newborns should be given their first hepatitis B vaccine within 24 hours of their birth. It is best to rely on vaccinations to help prevent such infections as Prevention is better than cure.

Q. If there is an interruption between doses of Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection, does the vaccine series need to be restarted?

No. The series does not need to be restarted. In case the vaccine series was interrupted after the first dose, the second dose should be administered as soon as possible. The second and third doses should be separated by an interval of at least 8 weeks. If just the third dose got delayed, it should be administered as soon as possible. Consult your child’s doctor in case of any confusion.

Q. Is there any booster dose required after the 3-dose primary series of Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection in children?

Yes, booster doses might be required. It is advised to check for antibody titer level in blood at timely spaced intervals. If the titer level is below the threshold value, a booster dose may be given to raise the levels above the threshold. It is frequently done in children who have kidney disease.

Q. My baby was born prematurely. Is Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection the safe choice

No. If your child was born prematurely, consult with your child’s doctor before getting your child vaccinated. Reports reveal that premature babies may experience trouble breathing after getting the vaccine.

Q. Can Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection protect against any other type of hepatitis, apart from hepatitis B?

Yes. Hepatitis-D is an infection that can occur only in the presence of the hepatitis B virus. Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection protects against hepatitis B which automatically gives immunity against hepatitis D.

Q. Can I get my child vaccinated with other vaccines along with the shots of Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection?

Yes. Co-administration of Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection does not interfere with the immune response to any other vaccine and vice versa.

Q. When should I call my child’s doctor right away?

Call your doctor on an immediate basis if your child exhibits severe allergic reactions, numbness or tingling in the body, dizziness, trouble controlling body movements, high fever, or change in vision after getting a shot of Shanvac-B 10mcg Injection.

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