Acthib

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WALMART PHARMACY Retail

$57.69

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31%

$39.85 With Free Coupon
CVS PHARMACY Retail

$57.69

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29%

$40.97 With Free Coupon
WALGREENS Retail

$57.69

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27%

$42.37 With Free Coupon
HARRIS TEETER PHARMACY Retail

$57.69

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25%

$43.53 With Free Coupon
SAFEWAY PHARMACY Retail

$57.69

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23%

$44.14 With Free Coupon
WEGMANS FOOD MARKETS INC Retail

$57.69

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23%

$44.59 With Free Coupon
COSTCO Retail

$57.69

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22%

$44.87 With Free Coupon
Acthib

Drug Info for acthib

Why get vaccinated? Hib vaccine can prevent Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease. Haemophilus influenzae type b can cause many different kinds of infections. These infections usually affect children under 5 years of age but can also affect adults with certain medical conditions. Hib bacteria can cause mild illness, such as ear infections or bronchitis, or they can cause severe illness, such as infections of the blood. Severe Hib infection, also called "invasive Hib disease," requires treatment in a hospital and can sometimes result in death. Before Hib vaccine, Hib disease was the leading cause of bacterial meningitis among children under 5 years old in the United States. Meningitis is an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. It can lead to brain damage and deafness. Hib disease can also cause: pneumonia severe swelling in the throat, making it hard to breathe infections of the blood, joints, bones, and covering of the heart death

  • Pentacel-ActHIB Component
  • ActHIB
  • Pedvaxhib
  • By injection

Missed dose: Injection routeCall your doctor or pharmacist for instructions. It is important that your child receive all of the doses of vaccine in this series. Try to keep all of your scheduled appointments. Make another appointment as soon as possible if your child misses a dose of this vaccine.

Injection routeA nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.

Injection routeYour doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot into one of your muscles.

The exact schedule for your child's vaccines will vary depending on the brand of medicine used and your child's age at the time of the first dose. In general, your child will receive the first dose at 2 to 6 months of age, followed by 2 more doses at least 8 weeks apart. Your child will usually receive a booster dose at 15 to 18 months of age, although he or she can receive this medicine up until the age of 5 years.

Your child may receive other vaccines at the same time as this one. You should receive information sheets on all of the vaccines. Make sure you understand all of the information given to you.

This vaccine is not right for everyone. Your child should not receive it if he or she had an allergic reaction to a Haemophilus influenzae b vaccine or tetanus vaccine (including DTP or DTaP vaccines).

It may take up to 2 weeks for your child's body to develop the ability to resist an infection with Haemophilus influenzae type b. There is a chance your child could become ill during this time with the bacteria.

The vaccine syringe and vial stopper contains dry natural rubber (a derivative of latex), which may cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to latex. Tell your doctor if your child has a latex allergy before receiving this medicine.

Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.

Tell your doctor if your child has bleeding problems, HIV infection or AIDS, cancer, problems with the immune system, or a history of Guillain-Barré syndrome (severe nerve and muscle problem).

Tell your doctor if your child has any type of illness or infection (including a cold or the flu), especially if your child has a fever. Your doctor may want to delay giving the shot until your child is well.

Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.

Some medicines may affect how haemophilus b conjugate vaccine (tetanus toxoid conjugate) works. Tell your doctor if your child is also using any medicine that weakens the immune system (including arthritis medicine, cancer medicine, steroids, or radiation treatment).

Make sure your doctor knows if your child has an allergy to latex rubber. The vaccine syringes and vials may contain dry natural latex rubber. This may cause an allergic reaction in patients who are sensitive to latex.

Tell your doctor if your child has any type of illness or infection (such as a cold or the flu), especially if your child has a fever. Your doctor may want to delay giving the shot until your child is well.

It may take up to 2 weeks for your child's body to develop the ability to resist an infection with Haemophilus influenzae type b. There is a chance your child could become ill during this time with the bacteria.

Patients who have problems with their immune systems, such as those who are getting medicine like prednisone, receiving chemotherapy for cancer, or who have HIV infection or AIDS, may not be fully protected by this vaccine. Because there may be some benefit, your child's doctor may still want to give the vaccine.

  • Restlessness.
  • Redness, pain, or swelling where the shot was given.
  • Low fever.
  • Irritability.
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Fever over 103 degrees F, chills, cough, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, body aches
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or loss of appetite.
  • Sleepiness or lack of energy.
  • Drowsiness, restlessness, lack of energy
  • Low fever.
  • Redness, pain, or swelling where the shot was given.
  • Redness, pain, or swelling where the shot was given
  • Irritability.
  • Restlessness.
  • Crying, irritability
  • Sleepiness or lack of energy.