Drug InteractionsEngerix-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:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Engerix-B and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Engerix-B and Breastfeeding).
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.
- 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.