What Should I Tell My Child's Healthcare Provider?Before your child receives this vaccine, talk with your healthcare provider if your child has:
- An immune-suppressing condition, such as HIV or AIDS, diabetes, or cancer
- A bleeding disorder
- Had any sort of a reaction to any vaccine before
- A moderate or severe illness
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Make sure to tell the healthcare provider about all of the medicines your child takes, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click ActHIB Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
How Should ActHIB Be Stored?Both the freeze-dried and liquid forms of ActHIB should be stored in the refrigerator. The vaccine should never be frozen.
Available FormsActHIB is available in single-use vials, which contain the freeze-dried vaccine. The healthcare provider will mix the freeze-dried form with either saline, for a vaccine that contains just ActHIB, or with Tripedia, a DTaP vaccine. When packaged with Tripedia, this combination product is known as TriHIBit®.
Is There a Generic Version of ActHIB?This vaccine is not available in generic form (see Generic ActHIB).