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Doctor insights on: Twinrix Dosage

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How long does a dose of twinrix last?

How long does a dose of twinrix last?

Up to 20 years: Twinrix® is indicated for active immunization against hepatitis a and hepatitis b virus infection in adults, adolescents and children one year of age and up. The hep a component lasts up to 20 years and the hep b component up to 15 years. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have the 3rd dose of twinrix less than 21 days?

When was first ??: Usually 0, 1month, 6 month but can for certain reasons be accelerated and 3 doses in 1 month with a booster at 1 year. ...Read more

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How long does 1 dose of twinrix last before you need another one?

Twinrix: First vaccine is given now, then 1 month, then 6 months, for adults. ...Read more

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A shot of twinrix --how long?

A shot of twinrix --how long?

One not enough: The twin in twinrix refers to hepatitis a and b. To get adequate, persistent immunity one needs 2 doses of hep a vaccine and 3 of hep b. ...Read more

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How late can you leave your last twinrix shot?

How late can you leave your last twinrix shot?

No limit: The twinrix (hepa and hep b) shot booster combination must be given at least 6 months apart. There is no time that is too late. The longer you delay getting the booster, the greater the chance of contracting the disease so don't wait too long. ...Read more

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I took twinrix 2 years ago 2 doses, is it to late for the third one? And i was in Shaghai 2 years after the doses, for one week, risky?

I took twinrix 2 years ago 2 doses, is it to late for the third one? And i was in Shaghai 2 years after the doses, for one week, risky?

HepA/HepB vaccine: Twinrix can be administered on the same schedule as monovalent Hepatitis B vaccine: at 0- 1- and 6- months. In some circumstances, an accelerated dosing schedule of 0- 7- and 21-to 30- days followed by a booster at 12 months can be used and is believed to have similar efficacy as the traditional schedule. Would imagine taking it now would also have a booster effect. ...Read more

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What are the alternative medicines for twinrix (injection)?

What are the alternative medicines for twinrix (injection)?

Twinrix: Twinrix is a combination vaccine of Hep A and Hep B. There is no other similar vaccine and you could immunize pt with separate Hep B vaccine and separate Hep A vaccine. ...Read more