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Havrix 720 Injection

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Salt Composition : Hepatitis A Vaccine

Manufacturer : GLAXO SMITHKLINE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 2299
Price :2069
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1 Vial(s) Of 0.5ml

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Introduction to Havrix 720 Injection

Havrix 720 injection is an antiviral drug belonging to the class of inactivated vaccines containing the active ingredient Hepatitis A Vaccine. It can be mainly used for the prevention of hepatitis A virus infection. Hepatitis A infection is due to a virus that attacks the liver. It may be caught from food or drink that contains the virus. Vaccines are used to protect you against infectious diseases. This vaccine helps to protect against hepatitis A infection in people 16 years of age and older. 

This vaccine is generally safe for immunocompromised individuals, including those with HIV infection or other conditions that weaken the immune system. However, their immune response to the vaccine may be diminished, reducing protection. In such cases, a healthcare provider may consider additional doses or antibody testing to assess vaccine effectiveness. If you or your child are scheduled to receive multiple vaccines, it's always a good idea to discuss the vaccination plan with your healthcare provider.

Individuals with a known severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to a previous dose of this vaccine or any of its components should not receive the vaccine. It's important to inform your healthcare provider about any allergies or previous adverse reactions before getting vaccinated. The Havrix 720 injection is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women. No study suggests that the vaccine harms the developing fetus and does not contain a live virus, and the components are not known to be harmful to breastfeeding infants.


Uses of Havrix 720 Injection

  • Prevention from Hepatitis A virus infection.

Therapeutic Effects of Havrix 720 Injection

Havrix 720 injection works by neutralizing the HAV particles, and the antibodies prevent the virus from infecting hepatocytes in the liver. This vaccine prevents the virus replication within the liver cells and the subsequent liver damage that can occur during an active Hepatitis A infection.


Interaction of Havrix 720 Injection with other drugs

Inform your healthcare provider about all your medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Havrix 720 injection, reducing effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.


More Information about Havrix 720 Injection

  • Store the Havrix 720 injection in a refrigerator between (2°C-8°C).
  • Keep away from moisture, heat, and light.
  • It should not be frozen.

How to consume Havrix 720 Injection

The Havrix 720 injection is administered as an injection into the upper arm. The specific dosage and number of injections required can vary depending on the individual's age and vaccination history. For infants, the vaccine is typically given in three doses, with the first dose administered at birth or shortly after that and the second and third doses given at 1-2 months and six months of age.


Safety Advices for Havrix 720 Injection

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Pregnancy

  

The Havrix 720 injection is safe for pregnant women. No study suggests that the vaccine harms the developing fetus.

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Breast Feeding

  

The Havrix 720 injection is considered safe for breastfeeding women. The vaccine does not contain a live virus, and the components are not known to be harmful to breastfeeding infants.

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Lungs

  

Patients with pre-existing lung disease should consult a healthcare provider before taking the Havrix 720 injection.

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Liver

  

The Havrix 720 injection is considered safe for the liver and is designed to protect against Hepatitis A infection, which can cause serious liver damage and other complications.

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Alcohol

  

The Havrix 720 injection is safe for individuals who consume alcohol. There is no evidence to suggest that alcohol consumption affects the safety or effectiveness of the vaccine.

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Driving

  

The Havrix 720 injection is not known to affect driving ability. It is an injected vaccine that does not contain substances known to cause drowsiness or impair motor skills.


Side Effects of Havrix 720 Injection

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

Serious

  • Allergic reactions such as skin problems, swelling, breathing difficulty, etc.

Common

  • Headache
  • Pain and redness at the injection site
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach upset
  • Fever
  • Drowsiness
  • Irritability

Word of Advice

Completing the full vaccine schedule of the Havrix 720 injection is important to ensure optimal protection. If you plan to travel to areas with a higher risk of Hepatitis A infection, you should receive the vaccine well in advance. Complete the vaccine schedule at least two weeks before your departure to allow sufficient time for the immune response to develop. 

Infected individuals who do not wash their hands properly after using the bathroom can have HAV on their hands. If these infected individuals touch objects or surfaces without proper handwashing, the virus can be transferred to those objects. Therefore, these activities should be avoided. Additionally, practicing proper food hygiene and sanitation measures is important in preventing the transmission of HAV through contaminated food and water. 


FAQs

Q 1. What kind of vaccine is the Havrix 720 injection?

The Havrix 720 injection is an inactivated (killed) virus vaccine.

Q 2. How is the Havrix 720 injection administered?

Havrix 720 injection can be administered into the upper arm for adults and older children. It can be administered in the thigh muscle of toddlers for younger children.

Q 3. Whether two doses of the Havrix 720 injection are recommended?

Yes. Two doses are recommended. The second dose is given by six months after the first dose.

Q 4. Can I receive a Havrix 720 injection when I am pregnant?

Yes. CDC recommends that a pregnant woman at risk of hepatitis A infection or risk of a severe outcome of hepatitis A infection during pregnancy should be vaccinated.

Q 5. What are the common side effects which have been reported with Havrix 720 injection?

The common side effect of Havrix 720 injection is a sore arm, which happens to one out of two adults and one out of five children. Less common side effects include headache, loss of appetite, low-grade fever, or tiredness.

Q 6. Can the Havrix 720 injection be given after exposure to the hepatitis A virus?

Yes. Individuals who recently have been exposed to hepatitis A and who previously have not had this vaccine should be given a single dose of Havrix 720 injection as soon as possible, within two weeks of exposure.

Q 7. What should I avoid while taking Havrix 720 injections?

Avoid receiving multiple vaccines. It's necessary to inform your healthcare provider about all the vaccines you have recently received or are scheduled to receive so they can plan the vaccination schedule accordingly.

Q 8. Can hepatitis A turn into hepatitis B or C?

No, hepatitis A is caused by a different virus from the viruses that cause hepatitis B or C. Also, the hepatitis A virus does not turn into the other hepatitis viruses.


Fact Box of Havrix 720 Injection

Molecule name: Hepatitis A Vaccine

Therapeutic class: Antiviral

Pharmacological class: Inactivated Vaccine

Indications: Prevention from Hepatitis A virus infection


References

  1. SmithKline Beecham Ltd, Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC), [Revised on Nov 2020] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1158.pdf (Accessed 12 May 2023).
  2. Hepatitis A Vaccine, Package leaflet. Information for the user - HPRA, Available at: https://www.hpra.ie/img/uploaded/vaccines/PIL_PA0544029001.pdf (Accessed 12 May 2023).
  3. HAVRIX, Package insert. Current as of October 2019. Available at: https://www.fda.gov/media/119388/download (Accessed 12 May 2023).
  4. Nelson NP, Weng MK, Hofmeister MG, et al. Prevention of hepatitis A infection in the United States: Recommendations of the ACIP. MMWR 2020;69(5);1-42. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/rr/pdfs/rr6905a1-H.pdf (Accessed 12 May 2023).
  5. Goodman & Gilman's, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Immunosuppressants and Immunostimulants, 12th edition, 2011, 1023.
  6. KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Miscellaneous drugs, 7th edition, 2013, 924, 926.

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