You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to vaccinations for hepatitis A or hepatitis B. You may not be able to receive this vaccine if you are allergic to yeast or neomycin.
Your 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.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
This vaccine is usually given as a series of shots at three different times. If you are following the usual schedule, you will receive the second shot 1 month after the first, and the third shot 6 months later.
If a dose is missed:
This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose, call your doctor or health caregiver for instructions.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Tell your doctor if you are using a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®). Make sure your doctor knows if you are using medicines that weaken your immune system, such as a steroid or cancer treatment. Some examples of steroids are dexamethasone, prednisolone, prednisone, and Medrol®.