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I missed my hepatitis 3rd dose, is this bad?

I missed my hepatitis 3rd dose, is this bad?

Inadequate : Just get the third dose. Regardless of lapsed time, there is no need to repeat all over. ...Read more

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What could happen if hepatitis b injection 3rd dose is put after 1month after the 2nd dose?

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What could happen if hepatitis b injection 3rd dose is put after 1month after the 2nd dose?

Inadequate response: Getting the third dose of hepatitis B only one month after the second one may result in inadequate immune response and suboptimal protection. ...Read more

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I got a dose of hepatitis a in september 2009.Can i still consider it if i want to take the second one for life protection?

I got a dose of hepatitis a in september 2009.Can i still consider it if i want to take the second one for life protection?

Take the series: Probably the best way to make sure you are getting the full effect of the vaccine is to repeat the series from the start. Although you may now have antibody levels and get a booster response from the rest of the injections, better to start from scratch. ...Read more

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Can the second dose of hepatitis b shot to be administered only two weeks after the first dose?

Can the second dose of hepatitis b shot to be administered only two weeks after the first dose?

Yes but...: Sure, but probably will not work as well.Studies demonstrate best response in 1-2 monthsthere are no known negative effects of doing it too early however. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the second dose of hepatitis b shot to be administered just two weeks after the first dose?

Is it possible for the second dose of hepatitis b shot to be administered just two weeks after the first dose?

Nope: That is too short of an interval between doses. While doing that second dose won't hurt you, it won't count toward the doses needed for full protection. There has to be a minimum of 4 weeks between doses 1 & 2 for hepatits b vaccine. ...Read more

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What is the normal dose of ribavirin for hepatitis?

What is the normal dose of ribavirin for hepatitis?

Varies w interferon: When treating hepatitis C in adults, the dosing of Ribavirin depends on a few factors: which of the hepatitis C viruses (i.e. Which genotype) is being treated, whether or not the person treated also has hiv, and whether or not the patient weighs less than 75kg (165 lb). The dose can range from 400mg twice daily to 600mg twice daily. ...Read more

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Can there be any problem if the 3 dose of hepatitis b vaccinations completed in 3 months?

Get a repeat in 12 m: It is ok to have an accelerated schedule of vaccinations for hepatitis b, but the amount of antibody your body makes if usually lower than if you got vaccines at months 0, 1 and 6. You can either get your hepatitis b surface antibody titer checked and if it is high you are protected. If low, get a repeat vaccine in 9 - 12 months. ...Read more

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Tomorrow I should take the second dose of hepatitis b But I have cold and flu Can I take it?

Tomorrow I should take the second dose of hepatitis b
But I have cold and flu
Can I take it?

Usually yes: A person does not need to delay a hepatitis B vaccination just because he is having flu symptoms or cold symptoms. That said, there is usually no urgency to getting the vaccine that exact day, so it is usually fine to wait a week or two to get the vaccine, if the patient does not want to get the vaccine while sick. He can ask his doctor for an opinion, regarding his specific circumstances. ...Read more

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What happens if one does not take the last dose of hepatitis vaccine?

What happens if one does not take the last dose of hepatitis vaccine?

Loss of protection: You can always just do it and not lose anything.However, if you fail to complete the series, it is possible that you will not gain long term protection from the disease. If you don't care, the responsibility for whatever happens is yours. ...Read more

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What to do about hepatitis b vaccination - gap more than one month for second dose ?

What to do about hepatitis b vaccination - gap more than one month for second dose ?

Hep B vaccine: You can still get the next dose, no problem. You do not have to start the series again. ...Read more

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i have taken the first dose of vaccine of hepatitis B from 8 month but I did not take the second dose ,,now what can i do ,can i take second dose ?

  i have taken the first dose of vaccine of hepatitis B from 8 month but I did not take the second dose ,,now what can i do ,can i take second dose ?

Yes: The second dose of Hep B is recommended after 1-2 months,and the third and final dose in another 4 months (to finish the entire series in ~ 6 months) but can be given later without need for starting over.
The intervals between vaccine doses is mainly to ensure minimum interval, meaning that if you get the subsequent dose earlier than recommended, you need to repeat it for proper protection. ...Read more

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Which is the suitable time or schedule for having hepatitis b booster dose(vaccine)?

Which age?: Hep b infant schedule w/ 3 doses given at birth, 1-2 months, ; 3rd dose between 6-18 months
for adolescents ages 11-15 there is an alternative 2 dose series given 4-6 months apart
adult dose: day 1, one month, ; 3rd dose at 6 months
for those adults needing rapid coverage, an accelerated series can be given day 1, day 7, day 21 w/ booster at 12 months.
Also a combo hepatitis a/ hep b available. ...Read more

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Dose of Interferon alpha 2B for Hepatitis C patient?

Dose of Interferon alpha 2B for Hepatitis C patient?

Not set dose: There is no set dose for this. Defer to your treating physician. ...Read more

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Will anything bad happen if i'm late for third dose hepatitis b vaccine?

No: Nothing bad--get the 3rd dose when you can. At worst, you may need additional boosters. That can be determined by a hbsab test after you complete the series. If it's positive, it means you're immune. ...Read more

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How soon after your first dose should your second dose of hepatitis b vaccine be?

1 month: For conventional 3 dose schedule, distance between the first & second dose should be 1-2 months apart & the third dose 6 months after first vaccine of hepatitis b. The vaccine series need not restarted if there has been delay in getting booster dosing.
There is an accelerated schedule with intervals: 1st dose, 2nd dose day 7 & third dose on day 21. This schedule requires a 4th dose in one year. ...Read more

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I don't know if I took hepatitis vaccine when I was child I started medical school I took the first dose Is it safe to continue it if I took it before?

I don't know if I took hepatitis vaccine when I was child
I started medical school
I took the first dose
Is it safe to continue it if I took it before?

Yes: Repeating the complete series would have no negative effects on your system if you have had it before. It will help assure that you don't get a nasty disease. ...Read more

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If I missed the third dose of hepatitis b vaccine for 5 months should I repeat it?

If I missed the third dose of hepatitis b vaccine for 5 months should I repeat it?

No repeat: It doesn't matter very much when the third dose is taken. Five months is OK. You do not need to restart the whole series of injections. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to have an extra dose of hepatitis a vaccine or to repeat the entire hepatitis a vaccine series?

Is it harmful to have an extra dose of hepatitis a vaccine or to repeat the entire hepatitis a vaccine series?

No: No, whle not fda approved for that and it should not be used in that fashion, this should not be harmful in any way. ...Read more

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What should be done if the last dose of hepatitis a vaccine is delayed?

What should be done if the last dose of hepatitis a vaccine is delayed?

Finish when u can: Ther is no maximum interval between the required two doses. So simply get the second dose whenever you are able. You do not need to restart the series. ...Read more

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I started medical school If I took hepatitis b vaccine when I was born Should I take one dose now or the three doses?

I started medical school 
If I took hepatitis b vaccine when I was born
Should I take one dose now or the three doses?

Several options: You could have antibody titers run to see if you need it at all. If their level was marginal, a single booster may bring your levels up. It wouldn't hurt to do the whole series. ...Read more

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Can i take milk thistle, dandelion for hepatitis?.Is it safe as im a cancer patient., or i can take milk thistle alone..And at what doses?

Not effective: Milk thistle is unlikely to do you any good and it is not a recognized treatment for hepatitis. Please follow the advice of your medical doctor. ...Read more

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Male 29, need to visit dentist for cleaning and extraction of wisdom tooth. Could i get first dose of hepatitis b and become safe from risk of infecti?

Male 29, need to visit dentist for cleaning and extraction of wisdom tooth. Could i get first dose of hepatitis b and become safe from risk of infecti?

Hep B & DenBtistry: The risk of a patient getting hepititis b from any dental procedure is pretty much 0% as is the risk of most any infection other than a post-operative infection (usually from not following instructions) while having the vaccine for heb b is a good thing, there is no reason to delay any dental treatment because of not having had the vaccine. ...Read more

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I got a booster dose of hepatitis b vaccine during gradual withdrawal of prednisolone , am i in danger?

Not from vaccine: If your system was still under the systemic effects of the prednisalone, your dose of vaccine may not have produced any desired boosting effect and might warrent re-doing. The vaccine itself is not a live product and will not activate and harm you. ...Read more

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I had a booster dose of hepatitis b vaccine during gradual withdrawal of prednisolone , am I in danger ?

I had a booster dose of hepatitis b vaccine during gradual withdrawal of prednisolone , am I in danger ?

? danger ?: I wouldn't consider the situation dangerous but would consider another Hep B booster.You may not have the full protective effect of the vaccine if you were on therapeutic levels of steroids at the time. ...Read more

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Dr recommended low dose baby aspirin during pregnancy because of autoimmune hepatitis- I have always heard aspirin is bad what is the best thing to do?

Dr recommended low dose baby aspirin during pregnancy because of autoimmune hepatitis- I have always heard aspirin is bad what is the best thing to do?

Not standard of care: Autoimmune hepatitis is treated with immunosuppressive medications including steroids or azathioprine. Aspirin is not treatment for aih and there is no evidence that using it either with or without pregnancy has any beneficial effect on the natural course of this disease. You should be followed closely by a gastroenterologist during your pregnancy to ensure that the disease remains under control. ...Read more