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HFlu Vaccine Solution for injection

It is used to prevent infections of a Haemophilus bacteria.

Generic Name: haemophilus b conjugate vaccine

Brand Names: Omnihib, Prohibit, Pedvax HIB

What is this medicine?

HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE TYPE B CONJUGATE VACCINE (hem OFF fil us in floo En zuh vak SEEN) is used to prevent infections of a Haemophilus bacteria.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • bleeding disorder
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • 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
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

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.

What if I miss a dose?

Keep appointments for follow-up (booster) doses as directed. It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • adalimumab
  • anakinra
  • infliximab
  • medicines that suppress your immune system
  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin, enoxaparin, and dalteparin
  • medicines to treat cancer

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check-ups as directed.

This vaccine, like all vaccines, may not fully protect everyone.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

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
  • breathing problems
  • extreme changes in behavior
  • fever over 100 degrees F
  • pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
  • seizures
  • 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
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • low-grade fever of 100 degrees F or less
  • nausea, vomiting
  • sleepy

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.


Last Updated: September 09, 2009
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