Engerix-B

Drug Interactions

Engerix-B can potentially interact with a few medications (see Engerix-B Drug Interactions).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Before receiving the Engerix-B vaccine, talk with your healthcare provider if you have:
 
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • An immune-suppressing condition, such as HIV or AIDS, diabetes, or cancer
  • Had any sort of a reaction to a vaccine
  • A moderate or severe illness
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Engerix-B Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

How Should Engerix-B Be Stored?

Engerix-B should be stored in the refrigerator. The vaccine should never be frozen.
 

Available Forms

The vaccine is available in the following forms and strengths:
 
  • Engerix-B pediatric/adolescent dose (10 mcg/0.5 mL), available in single-dose vials and prefilled syringes
  • Engerix-B adult dose (20 mcg/1 mL), available in single-dose vials and prefilled syringes.
     
The prefilled syringes (but not the vials) contain dry natural latex rubber, which can cause allergic reactions in people sensitive to latex.
 
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Engerix-B Vaccine Information

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