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Engerix-B Pediatric

Generic name: hepatitis B pediatric vaccine [HEP-a-TYE-tis-B-pee-dee-AT-rik-VAX-een]

Brand names: Engerix-B Pediatric, Recombivax HB Pediatric/Adolescent
Drug class: viral vaccines

What is Engerix-B Pediatric?

Hepatitis B is a very serious illness caused by an infection. Hepatitis B can cause liver inflammation, nausea, and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin). Hepatitis may lead to an increase in the risk of cancerous liver disease, cirrhosis, or even death. It is known as Engerix B. Pediatrics can be used to help fight this illness among teenagers and children. The vaccine can help the body of your child develop immunity to Hepatitis B; however, it does not help treat an active disease that your child is already suffering from. Infection with Engerix B Pediatric is advised for all children at birth, especially teenagers and children with a high risk of contracting the virus B. The risk factors are: living with someone with the hepatitis B virus or having an uninfected mother with the virus hepatitis B or dialysis; living in a place for developmentally disabled individuals; traveling to regions in which the hepatitis B is prevalent; and being an adolescent who never had this medicine in the child years. As with all vaccines, the Engerix B pediatric vaccine might not provide the same protection against disease for everyone.

Side effects of Engerix-B Pediatric

Take immediate medical attention. If your child exhibits symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as asthma, hives, and swelling of the lips, face, and tongue,Your child should not be given the booster vaccine if they suffer a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction following one shot. The child might feel faint following the vaccination. There have been some cases of seizures after getting this shot. The doctor might want your child to be medically monitored after receiving the injection. Note down any and all adverse consequences your child may experience after receiving this vaccination. If your child gets an additional dose, it is important to inform your doctor if the prior shot caused any adverse reactions.

Make an appointment with the doctor right away. If your child suffers from:

  • Breathing stops while asleep;
  • Fever, chills, and swollen glands.
  • Cry, irritation, or fussiness for a long time or more;
  • Abnormal weakness of muscles;
  • Modifications in behavior
  • Severe skin reaction, fever, sore throat, swelling on the tongue or face, burning eyes, and skin irritation that is followed by an irritated or purple rash that can spread (especially on the face or the upper part of the body) and leads to blisters and peeling.

Common adverse effects of Engerix-B Pediatric could include:

  • Diarrhea or loss of appetite
  • Being tired or weak;
  • Small amount of crying or a slight fuss;
  • Low fever
  • Nose that is runny.

This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Other side effects could occur. Consult your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report adverse effects directly to the US Department of Health and Human Services by calling 1-800-822-7967.


Inform your child's physician whether they are taking other medications or have other medical issues or allergies.

Prior to using this drug

Engerix-B Pediatrics does not provide protection against infection by hepatitis B, C, and E, as well as other viruses that can affect the liver. It also won't protect against the hepatitis B virus when your child already has a history of infection from the virus, even though they do not show any symptoms. Your child should not be given this vaccine if they have ever experienced an allergy that could have been life-threatening. Engerix-B pediatric should not be administered to children who are sensitive to yeast. If your child is suffering from one of these health issues, the vaccine could have to be delayed or not given in any way.

  • Kidney disease (or when the child has dialysis)
  • A blood clotting or bleeding condition such as hemophilia or easy bruising
  • An allergy to latex rubber
  • A neurologic disorder or a disease that affects the brain (or, in the case of an earlier vaccine),

Your child is still able to receive the vaccine, even if they have a mild illness. If your child is suffering from an even more serious illness, such as a fever or other form of infection, the child's doctor might suggest waiting until your child is better before he or she receives this vaccine.Consult your physician if you are nursing or pregnant.

How to take Engerix-B Pediatric?

It is administered directly into a muscle. The child is given the injection in a physician's office or another clinic setting.The Engerix B Pediatric is given as an installment of shots that begin just after birth. The booster shots can be given between 1 and 2 months, and then 6 to 18 months after the initial shot. If your child did not get a dose at birth, the series of vaccines should be started as soon as you can.The individual schedule for your child's booster might differ from the guidelines below. Follow the advice of your doctor or the schedule suggested by the local health department.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Consult your doctor if your child has missed an injection or falls late in taking their dose. The next dose should be administered promptly. There is no reason to restart.

Make sure that your child receives all the doses recommended by this vaccine. Your child might not be completely protected if he doesn't receive the complete range.

What happens if I overdose?

A high dose of this vaccine is not likely to occur.

Avoid this

Follow the physician's advice regarding the food, drinks, food, or any activity.

Interaction with other drug

Before your child gets this vaccine, inform your doctor about any other vaccines your child has recently received.Other medications can be incompatible with the Hepatitis B vaccine for children, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform each of your health professionals about the medications your child takes at present and any other medication that your child begins or stops taking.