ACTHIB VL 5

SKU: 49281054503
SANOFI PASTEUR
Unit Size:5
Form:VIAL
$77.40

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ACTHIB VL 5

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DESCRIPTION

ActHIB vaccine is a sterile, lyophilized powder to be reconstituted with saline diluent (0.4% Sodium Chloride) for intramuscular administration only. The vaccine consists of the Haemophilus influenzae type b capsular polysaccharide (polyribosyl-ribitol-phosphate, PRP), a high-molecular-weight polymer prepared from the H. influenzae type b strain 1482 grown in a semi-synthetic medium, covalently bound to tetanus toxoid. (4) The lyophilized ActHIB vaccine powder and saline diluent contain no preservative. The tetanus toxoid is prepared by extraction, ammonium sulfate purification, and formalin inactivation of the toxin from cultures of Clostridium tetani (Harvard strain) grown in a modified Mueller and Miller medium. (5) The culture medium contains milk-derived raw materials (casein derivatives). Further manufacturing process steps reduce residual formaldehyde to levels below 0.5 micrograms (mcg) per dose by calculation. The toxoid is filter sterilized prior to the conjugation process. In the final formulated vaccine, pH is adjusted using hydrochloric acid. Potency of ActHIB vaccine is specified on each lot by limits on the content of PRP polysaccharide and protein in each dose and the proportion of polysaccharide and protein in the vaccine that is characterized as high molecular weight conjugate.

When ActHIB is reconstituted with saline diluent (0.4% Sodium Chloride), each 0.5-mL dose is formulated to contain 10 mcg of purified capsular polysaccharide conjugated to 24 mcg of inactivated tetanus toxoid and 8.5% of sucrose.

The vial stoppers for ActHIB vaccine and diluent are not made with natural rubber latex.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

ActHIB® is a vaccine indicated for the prevention of invasive disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae (H. influenzae) type b. ActHIB is approved for use in children 2 months through 5 years of age.

Storage and Handling

Store lyophilized ActHIB vaccine packaged with saline diluent (0.4% Sodium Chloride) at 2° to 8°C (35° to 46°F). DO NOT FREEZE. Discard unused portion.