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Composition for TWINRIX ADULT

Hepatitis A(720 iu),Hepatitis B(20 mg)

food interaction for TWINRIX ADULT

alcohol interaction for TWINRIX ADULT

pregnancy interaction for TWINRIX ADULT

lactation interaction for TWINRIX ADULT

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Twinrix adult 720 iu/20 mg vaccine may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Twinrix adult 720 iu/20 mg vaccine is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Hepatitis A(720 iu)


Hepatitis A vaccine (Havrix, Vaqta) is used to prevent hepatitis A, a type of liver disease that is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter from contact with food, drinks, or objects which have been contaminated by feces or stool of an HAV-infected person.

How it works

Hepatitis A vaccine belongs to a category of medicines called as vaccines. It is a viral vaccine, containing killed or inactivated hepatitis A virus particles. The vaccine works by stimulating the body to produce antibodies, which are proteins that will fight and kill the virus and prevent hepatitis A infection.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pain, Pharyngitis, Abdominal pain, Anaphylactic reaction, Convulsion, Fatigue, Fever, Headache, Loss of appetite, Feeling of discomfort, Skin redness, Tenderness, Vomiting, Warm sensation
Hepatitis B(20 mg)


Hepatitis B vaccine is used to vaccinate (offer protection) against hepatitis B virus, which is a major cause of serious liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver cancer.

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


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Expert advice for TWINRIX ADULT

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for TWINRIX ADULT

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.

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 09 March, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)