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Generic: diphtheria/pertussis,acel/tetanus/polio
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It is used to help prevent diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and polio infections.

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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • fever over 103 degrees F
  • inconsolable crying for 3 hours or more
  • seizures
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • bruising, pain, swelling at site where injected
  • fussy
  • loss of appetite
  • low- grade fever
  • sleepy
  • vomiting

Where should I keep my medicine?

This vaccine is only given in a clinic, pharmacy, doctor's office, or other health care setting and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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