hepatitis A and hepatitis B (recombinant) vaccine (Twinrix)

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GENERIC NAME: Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B (Recombinant) vaccine

BRAND NAME: Twinrix

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Hepatitis A/B vaccine is a man-made combination vaccine containing inactivated hepatitis A virus strain and non-infectious hepatitis B virus surface antigen. Inactive Hepatitis A virus combined with hepatitis B antigens stimulates the immune system to develop immunity against hepatitis A and B virus infections. The FDA approved hepatitis A/B vaccine in May 2001.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/20/2014



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