- Basic Info
It is used to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and Haemophilus type b infections.
What is this medicine?DIPHTHERIA and TETANUS TOXOIDS; PERTUSSIS VACCINE; HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE TYPE B CONJUGATE VACCINE (dif THEER ee uh and TET n us TOK soids; per TUS iss vak SEEN; hem OFF fil us in floo En zuh tahyp B CON ju gate ed vak SEEN) is used to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and Haemophilus type b infections.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- blood disorders like hemophilia
- fever or infection
- history of Guillain- Barre syndrome
- immune system problems
- neurologic disease
- take medicines that treat or prevent blood clots
- an unusual or allergic reaction to vaccines, thimerosal, latex, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
- breast- feeding
How should I use this medicine?This vaccine is for injection into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional.
A copy of Vaccine Information Statements will be given before each vaccination. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 15 months old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
What if I miss a dose?Keep appointments for follow- up vaccines as directed. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
What may interact with this medicine?
- medicines that suppress your immune system like adalimumab, anakinra, and infliximab
- medicines to treat cancer
- medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin, enoxaparin, and dalteparin
- steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone