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All about: Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine

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Generic Name: Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine (hem-OFF-fil-us)
Brand Name: HibTITER

Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine is used for:

Preventing infection caused by Haemophilus influenza type B bacteria.

Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine is a vaccine. It works by stimulating the body to produce antibodies against the organism that causes the infection.

Do NOT use Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine , including diphtheria toxoid

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine :

Some medical conditions may interact with Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have a history of blood clotting problems (eg, thrombocytopenia)
  • if you have a fever, an infection, a weakened immune system, or HIV, or you are taking medicines that suppress the immune system (eg, corticosteroids)

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Immunosuppressive agents (eg, corticosteroids such as hydrocortisone) because the effectiveness of Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine may be decreased
  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because the risk of bleeding may be increased

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine :

Use Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine is usually administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you are using Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine at home, carefully follow the injection procedures taught to you by your health care provider.
  • If you miss a dose of Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine , contact your doctor.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine .

Important safety information:

  • If your child has a fever or infection, your doctor may delay giving the vaccine.
  • Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine may cause fever, irritability, and redness, tenderness, or a lump at the injection site. These symptoms should go away within 1 to 2 days.
  • Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine is not recommended for use in CHILDREN younger than 6 weeks of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine is not recommended for use in pregnant women. If you think you may be pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine during pregnancy.

Possible side effects of Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine :

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea; fever; irritability; loss of appetite; prolonged crying; redness, tenderness, or a lump at the injection site; sleepiness; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine :

Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine at home, store Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Haemophilus B Oligosaccharide Conjugate Vaccine . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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