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Hepatitis is a common clinical remedy which is known to contain an inactivated form of the hepatitis A virus. The administration of Hepatitis is able to provoke a special immune response from the individual's organism, which will immunize the patient against this severe medical condition (as the patient's organism will produce antibodies against the hepatitis A virus).
This immunization option (the Hepatitis) is a common therapeutic approach in the case of patients who will be exposed to the hepatitis A virus in the foreseeable future. For further details concerning the main Hepatitis indications, you should consult the medicine's label or your main medical prescriber.
The administration of the Hepatitis will not protect the patient against the other forms of hepatitis or other liver-related medical conditions. Patients who are suffering from an immune system medical condition (which present an under-active immune system response) should not be prescribed a dose of this product. This advice goes for patients with HIV or for individuals who are currently using corticosteroids. Caution ought to be employed in the case of patients with liver disorders who are to be administered Hepatitis. Hepatitis should not be administered to patients who are younger than 15 (there are other hepatitis A immunization vaccines which are suitable for this age group).
This immunization option is not a routinely applied remedy. Hepatitis is only recommended in the case of patients who are to be exposed to the hepatitis A virus; in other words, the use of this product is recommended to those who travel to high-risk areas, patients who are dealing with their hemophilia with the help of clotting factors which are derived from plasma, laboratory employees which directly handle the virus, individuals with a severe form of liver medical condition or to those who work with primates on a daily (regular) basis. Furthermore, patients who have close contacts with such individuals may also be prescribed Hepatitis.
Hepatitis is administered as an intra-muscular injection that is applied in the patient's upper arm. All individuals must be aware that protection (immunization) against the hepatitis A virus does not arise as soon as the patient has been administered the adequate dose of Hepatitis; studies have shown that most patients who undergo this immunization process (about 90% of all individuals who are given a dose of this vaccine) present a sufficient protection against the virus 14 days after the administration of this product. Pharmaceutical studies have shown that a dose of the Hepatitis is able to provide the patient with sufficient protection for about 3 years. If the patient's physician considers it necessary, the individual may have to be prescribed other booster vaccines of the same clinical remedy. Discuss this matter with your personal medical prescriber.
The adequate dose of Hepatitis which you are to be prescribed in order to be safe from an infection with the Hepatitis virus will be calculated by your PD or by another well trained medical professional, provided that he or she becomes familiarized with your current medical status, your personal and family medical history, and so on. It is known that the dose of Hepatitis which you should be prescribed depends on your sex, body weight, age, and so on.
As this product is commonly administered by a well trained medical prescriber, over-dosage with Hepatitis is unlikely to occur. Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with further information regarding the most common clinical manifestations which can arise in such a rare (and unlikely) medical condition.
As this product is administered once in a couple of years (if booster vaccines are needed), missed doses of Hepatitis are unlikely to affect the effects of this product, at least not in the long run; in such cases, you can simply schedule a new appointment with your physician when you will be administered your prescribed dose of this medication.
All medical products and their potential adverse manifestations affect various individuals in different ways. In this chapter, we intend to familiarize you with the most common clinical symptoms that may arise after a certain individual has been administered the adequate dose of Hepatitis. However, all patients must be well aware that not all individuals are bound to experience all or any of the reactions that shall be listed here, as some patients do not experience any unwanted reactions after the administration of the Hepatitis.
The most common clinical manifestations that may develop after an individual undergoes this immunization process include: soreness at the site of the injection, asthenia, weakness, myalgia, arthralgia, headache, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, pyrexia, nodule or redness at the site of the injection, and so on. Other patients who were administered the Hepatitis accused the presence of itching, rash, or any other skin reactions. If you develop any disturbing symptoms after the administration of Hepatitis you should alert your personal health care provider.
Although pharmaceutical studies have shown that the administration of the Hepatitis does not interfere with other therapy options, which employ other medical products, patients who have to be administered other vaccines (that belonged to other immunization processes) before or after a dose of this medication should be given those other vaccines at various (but different) injection sites.