Hepatitis B Vaccine (rDNA)

Information about Hepatitis B Vaccine (rDNA)

Hepatitis B Vaccine (rDNA) Uses

Hepatitis B Vaccine (rDNA) is used for prevention of Hepatitis B infection.

How Hepatitis B Vaccine (rDNA) works

Hepatitis B Vaccine (rDNA) 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.

Common side effects of Hepatitis B Vaccine (rDNA)

Neuropathy, Pain, Paralysis, Abdominal pain, Anaphylactic reaction, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Convulsion, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Fatigue, Fever, Headache, Decreased blood pressure, Itching, Feeling of discomfort, Meningitis, Muscle pain, Nausea, Rash, Erythema (skin redness), Vomiting, Weakness
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Last updated:
29 Dec 2020 | 12:41 PM (UTC)

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Available Medicine for Hepatitis B Vaccine (rDNA)

GeneVac-BSerum Institute Of India Ltd
40 to ₹8043 variant(s)
HeparelReliance Life Sciences
60001 variant(s)
Cefvac- BCipla Ltd
1001 variant(s)
Revac-B McfBharat Biotech
1801 variant(s)
Revac-BBharat Biotech
38 to ₹762 variant(s)
Elovac-BIndian Immunologicals Ltd
51 to ₹1622 variant(s)
Shanvac-BSanofi India Ltd
60 to ₹1713 variant(s)
HebexglobFusion Healthcare Pvt Ltd
69691 variant(s)
Biovac BWockhardt Ltd
7001 variant(s)
G VacSerum Institute Of India Ltd
521 variant(s)

Expert advice for Hepatitis B Vaccine (rDNA)

  • 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 Hepatitis B Vaccine (rDNA)

Hepatitis B Vaccine (rDNA)

Q. Who all should get vaccinated with Hepatitis B Vaccine (rDNA)?

Everyone should get vaccinated with Hepatitis B Vaccine (rDNA). All infants, beginning at birth, all children aged up to 19 years who have not been vaccinated previously and persons with chronic liver disease, other than hepatitis B (e.g. cirrhosis, fatty liver disease, etc.) or those with HIV infection must also get this vaccination. Additionally, suspected sexual partners of hepatitis B-positive persons or victims of sexual assault (rape) or abuse are also advised to get vaccinated with Hepatitis B Vaccine (rDNA) to be protected against Hepatitis B infection.

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 and can also be life threatening.

Q. Is hepatitis B infection contagious?

Yes. Hepatitis B virus infection is contagious.

Q. Does it spread through saliva or sharing of food?

Yes. Hepatitis 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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