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Haemophilus B, Polysaccharide Vaccine Injection (HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE B VACCINE - INJECTION)

Vaccine to prevent a bacterial infection.

Brand Name(s): ActHIB, Hiberix

Generic Name: Haemophilus Influenzae Type B, Capsular Polysaccharide Inactivated Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B, Capsular Polysaccharide Inactivated, Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine

Instructions

This medicine will be given to you at the doctor's office.

This medicine is given as an injection into a muscle.

This medicine should be given by a trained health care provider.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

Your doctor may prescribe other medications to reduce side effects. Follow instructions carefully.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Speak with your health care provider before receiving any vaccinations.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • pain, redness, swelling near injection
  • irritability
  • vomiting

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • dizziness
  • ear problems (ringing in the ears, hearing loss)
  • fainting
  • muscle weakness
  • blurring or changes of vision

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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