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Dose Everyone Have Hepatitis
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?
Texas neighbor: Wouldn't trust if you bought it inmexico.Vaccine undergo intense scrutiny in this country. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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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
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
Hep B vaccine: You can still get the next dose, no problem. You do not have to start the series again. ...Read more
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 ?
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
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
Not set dose: There is no set dose for this. Defer to your treating physician. ...Read more
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
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
Is it safe to consume alcohol before and after hepatitis B 1st dose vaccination? How long before and how long after is alcohol consumable?
Probably: no data I know of on this to advise ...Read more
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
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
Is it harmful to have an extra dose of hepatitis a vaccine or to repeat the entire hepatitis a vaccine series?
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
I started medical school
If I took hepatitis b vaccine when I was born
Should I take one dose now or the three doses?
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
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
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
I had a booster dose of hepatitis b vaccine during gradual withdrawal of prednisolone , am I in danger ?
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
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