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HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE TYPE B CONJUGATE VACCINE (hem OFF fil us in floo En zuh type B KAN ji get VAK seen) is used to prevent infections of a Haemophilus bacteria.
ActHIB may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
This vaccine is for injection into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional.
A copy of Vaccine Information Statements will be given before each vaccination. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 months old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of ActHIB contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: ActHIB is only for you. Do not share ActHIB with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-extreme changes in behavior
-fever over 100 degrees F
-pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
-unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-aches or pains
-bruising, pain, swelling at site where injected
-loss of appetite
-low-grade fever of 100 degrees F or less
This list may not describe all possible side effects for ActHIB. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
-medicines that suppress your immune system
-medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin, enoxaparin, and dalteparin
-medicines to treat cancer
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-immune system problems
-infection with fever
-low levels of platelets in the blood
-take medicines that treat or prevent blood clots
-an unusual or allergic reaction to vaccines, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Visit your doctor for regular check-ups as directed.
This vaccine, like all vaccines, may not fully protect everyone.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.