Preventing hepatitis B infection.
Engerix-B is a vaccine. It works by stimulating the body to produce antibodies against hepatitis B infection.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Tell your health care provider if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Engerix-B . However, no specific interactions with Engerix-B are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Engerix-B may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Engerix-B as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Engerix-B .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Diarrhea; dizziness; fatigue; general feeling of discomfort; headache; irritability; loss of appetite; mild fever or sore throat; nausea; pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site; runny nose; tiredness; weakness.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Engerix-B :
Engerix-B is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Engerix-B at home, store Engerix-B as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Engerix-B out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Engerix-B . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.