Skip to Content

The originating document has been archived. We cannot confirm the completeness, accuracy and currency of the content.

Comvax

Generic Name: b Conjugate and Hepatitis B Vaccine (he MOF i lus bee KON joo gate & hep a TYE tis bee vak SEEN)
Brand Name: Comvax

Uses of Comvax:

  • It is used to prevent Haemophilus influenzae type b disease.
  • It is used to prevent hepatitis B infection.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Comvax?

  • If your child has an allergy to any part of Comvax (b conjugate and hepatitis B vaccine).
  • If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If your child has an infection or an illness with a fever.
  • If your child has a yeast allergy, talk with the doctor.

This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.

Tell the doctor and pharmacist about all of your child's drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for your child to take Comvax (b conjugate and hepatitis B vaccine) with all of his/her drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug your child takes without checking with the doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Comvax?

For all patients taking Comvax (b conjugate and hepatitis B vaccine):

  • Tell all of your child's health care providers that your child is taking Comvax (b conjugate and hepatitis B vaccine). This includes your child's doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • If your child has a latex allergy, talk with the doctor.
  • This medicine may not protect all people who use it. Talk with the doctor.
  • This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your child's health care providers and lab workers that your child takes Comvax (b conjugate and hepatitis B vaccine).

If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:

  • Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Comvax (b conjugate and hepatitis B vaccine).

How is this medicine (Comvax) best taken?

Give Comvax (b conjugate and hepatitis B vaccine) as ordered by your child's doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • It is given as a shot into a muscle.
  • Your child's doctor will give Comvax (b conjugate and hepatitis B vaccine).

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Call your child's doctor to find out what to do.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your child's doctor or get medical help right away if your child has any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • High fever.

What are some other side effects of Comvax?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your child's doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother your child or do not go away:

  • Pain where the shot was given.
  • Redness or swelling where the shot is given.
  • Feeling sleepy.
  • Feeling fussy.
  • Crying that is not normal.
  • Fever.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your child's doctor. Call your child's doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Comvax?

  • If you need to store Comvax (b conjugate and hepatitis B vaccine) at home, talk with your child's doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.

Consumer information use

  • If your child's symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child's doctor.
  • Do not share your child's drug with others and do not give anyone else's drug to your child.
  • Keep a list of all your child's drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child's doctor.
  • Talk with your child's doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about Comvax (b conjugate and hepatitis B vaccine), please talk with your child's doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Comvax (b conjugate and hepatitis B vaccine), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Review Date: March 7, 2018

More about Comvax (haemophilus b conjugate (prp-omp) vaccine / hepatitis b pediatric vaccine)

Consumer resources

Related treatment guides

Hide