What is ActHIB
ActHIB is a vaccine used to prevent Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease in children. Hib is a serious illness that can cause meningitis, pneumonia, and other serious infections. The vaccine works by causing the body to produce immunity to Hib.
Benefits of ActHIB
and Its Uses.
ActHIB is an Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine used to help prevent Hib disease in children. Hib is a type of bacteria that can cause serious illness, including meningitis, pneumonia, and epiglottitis. The Hib vaccine is recommended for all children 2 through 6 years of age, and for some children 7 through 18 years of age.
ActHIB is given as a shot in the muscle of the thigh or upper arm. Children should receive four doses of the vaccine, at 2, 4, 6, and 12 through 15 months of age. A booster dose is recommended for children at age 4 through 6 years who have not received all four doses of the vaccine.
ActHIB is a safe and effective vaccine. It can help protect your child from Hib disease.
Side Effects and Dosage of ActHIB
The antibiotic ActHIB is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including ear infections, sinus infections, and pneumonia. It is a type of penicillin and is available as a tablet, a syrup, or a powder that can be mixed with water.
The usual dose of ActHIB is 5 milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day, divided into two or three doses. It can be taken with or without food.
Common side effects of ActHIB include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and skin rash. Rare but serious side effects include seizures, hives, and anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction).
ActHIB should not be given to people who are allergic to penicillin or to any other component of the drug. It should also not be given to people with a history of seizures or hives.
The drug should be used with caution in people with liver or kidney disease.