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Twinrix Preservative-Free

hepatitis A-hepatitis B vaccine
Hepatitis A and B are serious diseases caused by virus. Hepatitis A is spread through contact with the stool (bowel movements) of a person infected with the hepatitis A virus. This usually occurs by eating food or drinking water that has become contaminated as a result of handling by an infected person. Hepatitis B is spread through blood or bodily fluids, sexual contact or sharing IV drug needles with an infected person, or during childbirth when a baby is born to a mother who is infected. Hepatitis causes inflammation of the liver, vomiting, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). Hepatitis can lead to liver cancer, cirrhosis, or death. The hepatitis A and B vaccine is used to help prevent these diseases in adults. The vaccine works by exposing you to a small dose of the virus, which causes the body to develop immunity to the disease. This vaccine will not treat an active infection that has already developed in the body. Like any vaccine, the hepatitis A and B vaccine may not provide protection from disease in every person.
CHEMICAL NAME
hepatitis A-hepatitis B vaccine
DRUG TYPE
vaccine combinations

Frequently Asked Questions

You should not receive this vaccine if you are allergic to yeast or neomycin, or if you have ever had a life-threatening allergic reaction to any vaccine containing hepatitis A or hepatitis B.

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Twinrix Preservative-Free suspension 720 units-20 mcg/mL preservative free

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