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ADSORBED DIPHTHERIA TETANUS ACELLULAR PERTUSSIS INACTIVATED POLIOMYELITIS VACCINE

Adsorbed diphtheria tetanus acellular pertussis inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine is a vaccine that is used to protect against infections such as diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis and pertussis. Diphtheria is an infection that affects the throat, causing it to swell and get painful, further leading to suffocation. This is due to a poison in the bacteria that can also damage the kidneys, the heart and the nerves.

Tetanus, also known as lock jaw, is caused by tetanus bacteria that can enter the body through a deep wound. The bacteria has a toxin that causes muscle spasms, further causing difficulty of breathing and also suffocation.

Poliomyelitis is a viral infection that is caused by viruses. These viruses can affect the nerves and can bring about paralysis in the muscles, especially of the legs. There may be paralysis of the breathing and swallowing muscles also.

Adsorbed Diphtheria Tetanus Acellular Pertussis Inactivated Poliomyelitis Vaccine is used in the following:

Initial and booster vaccination for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis and diseases that are caused by H. Influenza type b, in infants & toddlers from 6 weeks up to 24 months.

The initial or primary vaccination is given at 3 doses at 0.5 ml at an interval of 1 to 2 months or at least 4 weeks apart. The booster vaccination is usually given at least 6 months after the initial dose.

Do not give Adsorbed Diphtheria Tetanus Acellular Pertussis Inactivated Poliomyelitis Vaccine to people with the following conditions:

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Moderate or high temperature, feveror an acute illness
  • Encephalopathy (cerebral lesions) within7 days following prior vaccination with pertussis-containing vaccine
  • Uncontrolled neurological disordersor epilepsy

Adsorbed Diphtheria Tetanus Acellular Pertussis Inactivated Poliomyelitis Vaccine may have the following side effects:

  • Appetite loss or anorexia
  • Crying
  • Somnolence
  • Vomiting
  • Injection site pain
  • Redness and swelling
  • Irritability
  • Fever (≥38°C)
  • Abnormal (prolonged) crying
  • Diarrhea
  • Injection site hardness or induration

Precautions

Take extra caution in patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Fever greater than or equal to 40°Cwith unidentifiable cause
  • Collapse or shock-like state
  • Persistent, inconsolable crying lasting 3 hours or more within 48 hours of vaccination
  • Convulsions with or without fever occurring within 3 days of vaccination
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Brachial neuritis
  • Thrombocytopenia or bleeding disorder
  • Immunosuppressive treatment or immunodeficiency
  • Acute or chronic illness
  • Undiagnosed illness of uncontrolled brain or epilepsy
  • Any problems with blood caused by easy bruising or bleeding for longer time

 

Interactions

Adsorbed Diphtheria Tetanus Acellular Pertussis Inactivated Poliomyelitis Vaccine  may interact with the following medicines:

There is no data regarding interactions with Adsorbed Diphtheria Tetanus Acellular Pertussis Inactivated Poliomyelitis Vaccine.

If you think you have used Adsorbed Diphtheria Tetanus Acellular Pertussis Inactivated Poliomyelitis Vaccine more than usual dosage,seek medical help immediately.

 

Available Brands:

  • Hexaxim
  • Infanrix-IPV+Hib
  • Tetraxim

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