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    Freeze-dried Live Attenuated Hepatitis A Vaccine

    Information about Freeze-dried Live Attenuated Hepatitis A Vaccine

    Freeze-dried live attenuated hepatitis a vaccine uses

    Freeze-dried Live Attenuated Hepatitis A Vaccine is used for prevention of Hepatitis A infection.

    How freeze-dried live attenuated hepatitis a vaccine works

    Freeze-dried Live Attenuated Hepatitis A Vaccine 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.

    Common side effects of freeze-dried live attenuated hepatitis a vaccine

    Nausea, Pain, Sore throat, Abdominal pain, Anaphylactic reaction, Convulsion, Fatigue, Fever, Headache, Loss of appetite, Feeling of discomfort, Erythema (skin redness), Tenderness, Vomiting, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
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    Dr. Love Sharma
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    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    18 Feb 2020 | 05:21 PM (IST)
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    Available Medicine for Freeze-dried Live Attenuated Hepatitis A Vaccine

    • ₹1250 to ₹1981
      Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹1600
      Wockhardt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹1298 to ₹1385
      Sanofi India Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹1003
      Panacea Biotec Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Freeze-dried Live Attenuated Hepatitis A Vaccine

    • It is a vaccine used to prevent hepatitis A infection.
    • Hepatitis A is a liver disease which spreads through food or water containing hepatitis A virus or by direct contact with an infected person.
    • It should be stored in the refrigerator at 2° to 8°C. Do not freeze.
    • Let your doctor know if you have a high fever, serious illness or a weakened immune system.

    Frequently asked questions for Freeze-dried Live Attenuated Hepatitis A Vaccine

    Freeze-dried Live Attenuated Hepatitis A Vaccine

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)