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What should be the dose of Hepatitis A, B for an adult and which is a recommended brand for Hepatitis vaccination?

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i am 26 at the moment & i haven't taken the hepatitis a or b virus as i was anaware of the availability of the same. Should i go ahead with those vaccinations ?
If i go ahead then what should be the dose ?
Which company would be a good one ?

i forgot to mention the term vacine
Posted Wed, 11 Jul 2012 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda 18 minutes later
You can take the vaccine whenever you wish to be protected.Both vaccines are available. Hep A is given in 2 doses and Hep B in 3 doses.The actual dose will depend on weight and age XXXXXXX and Merck are both pharma companies that manufacture these drugs. You can take either.Consult your doctor about the availability.

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my age is 26 & weight is 62. So which should the dose set ?
Please also let me know what is the frequency of the same ?
Is there any side effect ?
Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda 43 minutes later
Hep A vaccine 2 doses 1ml at 0 and 6 months later.
HepB vaccine 3 doses at 0,1,6 months
There are no long term side effects if the injection is given properly.
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