Gevevac B – Serum International Institute
Indication and Usage –
- Genevac B vaccine is indicated for active immunization against Hepatitis B infection in subjects considered at risk of exposure to HBV positive material.
- Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis B virus.
Dosage and Administration –
- Genevac Bis administered by intramuscular injection.
- Pediatric dose vaccine:
10 mcg dose (in 0.5 ml suspension) is recommended for neonates, infants, children and adolescents upto 19 years of age.
20 mcg dose (1.0 ml suspension) is recommended for adults aged 20 years and above
- A series of 3 shots can prevent this serious disease
- 6, 10, 14 weeks for infants
- 0, 1, 6 months for children, adolescents and adults
- 0, 1, 2 months (for rapid protection)
Adverse reactions –
- Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them.
- Most common side effects are:
- Injection site reactions (Pain, swelling, redness)
Drug interactions and other interactions –
- Taking GeneVac-B with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects.
- Mycophenolate mofetil – life threatening
- Azathioprine & Mercaptopurine – serious
- Carbamazepine – minor