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

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NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether hepatitis A/B vaccine enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using it in mothers who are breastfeeding.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of hepatitis A/B vaccine are injection site soreness and pain, headache, fatigue, redness, diarrhea, nausea, and fainting. The tip caps of pre-filled syringes may contain latex which can cause allergic reactions in latex-sensitive people. Serious allergic reactions, abnormal heart beats, and hair loss have also been reported.

REFERENCE:FDA Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/20/2014

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