HEP B (ENGERIX) VACCINE

VACCINE USAGE: ENGERIX-B is a vaccine indicated for immunization against infection caused by all known subtypes of hepatitis B virus.

VACCINE DOSAGE: for intramuscular administration.

  • Persons from birth through 19 years of age: A series of 3 doses (0.5 mL each) on a 0-, 1-, 6-month schedule.
  • Persons 20 years of age and older: A series of 3 doses (1 mL each) on a 0-, 1-, 6-month schedule.
  • Adults on hemodialysis: A series of 4 doses (2 mL each) as a single.

VACCINE INGEDIENTS: aluminum hydroxide, yeast protein, phosphate buffers.

ADVERSE VACCINE REACTIONS: herpes zoster, meningitis, thrombocytopenia, anaphylaxis, hypersensitivity syndrome, encephalitis, encephalopathy, migraine, multiple sclerosis, neuritis, neuropathy, Guillain- Barre syndrome, Bell’s palsy, optic neuritis, seizures, syncope, earaches, tinnitus, vertigo, palpitations, asthma, eczema, alopecia, lichen planus, purpura, arthritis, muscular weakness, abnormal liver function tests, anorexia, insomnia.