USES: This medication is given to provide protection (immunity) against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis diseases in children from 2 months of age up to seven years of age.
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This medication is given to provide protection (immunity) against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis diseases in children from 2 months of age up to seven years of age.
- There are various combinations of vaccines available.
- Based on previous reactions to vaccines, your health care professional will determine the most appropriate one for your child.
- Inform your doctor of any previous reactions to any vaccines.
- Discuss the risks and benefits of vaccination with your health care provider.
- This medication is stored in the refrigerator as directed.
- HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is given by injection by a health care professional.
- It is usually given in the upper arm or in the upper thigh.
- The recommended vaccination schedule is a dose at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months and 15 or 18 months with a booster dose at prior to entering school at 4-6 years of age.
- Most common is redness, warmth, swelling or pain at the injection site beginning within 3 days.
- For several weeks, it may be possible to feel a firm, hard spot at the injection site.
- Mild fever, irritability, vomiting, loss of appetite, sleepiness, weakness, runny nose, diarrhea may last 1-7 days.
- If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
- Notify your doctor if any of the following occur: a high fever, persistent inconsolable crying beginning within 48 hours of the vaccination and lasting longer than 3 hours, seizure, collapse or breathing trouble.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor if you have any illness, infections, blood disorders, seizure disorders or if you have any allergies.
- This vaccine should not be administered to adults or to children 7 years of age or older.
- This vaccination should not be used in persons who have had a previous reaction to pertussis vaccine or who have recovered from pertussis illness.
- It is important to receive each vaccination as scheduled.
- Be sure to make a note of when the vaccination was last given for your medical record.
- Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including steroids, anticancer medications, immunosuppressants or blood thinners.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.