Vaccine, DTP-HIB

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Active immunisation against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and Haemophilus influenza
Child: ≥2 months to <6 years As primary immunisation: 3 doses of 0.5 mL via deep inj into the anterolateral muscles of the thigh or the deltoid muscles of the upper arm with 2-month intervals. Booster dose: 0.5 mL approx 6-12 months after last dose. Refer to literature as dosage may vary with brand and local guidelines.
Hypersensitivity. History of encephalopathy within 7 days with pertussis vaccine. Progressive neurological disorder (e.g. infantile spasms, uncontrolled epilepsy, or progressive encephalopathy).
Special Precautions
Patient with family history of seizures; personal history of Guillain-Barre syndrome within 6 weeks of tetanus vaccine, ≥40.5°C temperature, hypotonic-hyporesponsive episode or crying for ≥3 hours within 48 hours or seizures within 3 days of pertussis vaccine; immunosuppression, severe febrile illness, bleeding disorder, thrombocytopenia. Postpone vaccination in patients with acute infection or severe febrile illness.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Fever (≥40.5°C temperature), hypotonic-hyporesponsive episode, inconsolable crying, irritability, seizures; oedematous reactions with erythema, purpura, cyanosis; syncope, Guillain-Barre syndrome, brachial neuritis.
Gastrointestinal disorders: Vomiting, diarrhoea, nausea.
General disorders and administration site conditions: Malaise, inj site reactions (e.g. tenderness, pain, oedema, erythema).
Metabolism and nutrition disorders: Appetite loss.
Nervous system disorders: Somnolence.
Psychiatric disorders: Restlessness, nervousness.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Erythema, rash, pruritus.
Vascular disorders: Pallor.
Potentially Fatal: Hypersensitivity or anaphylaxis reactions.
Monitoring Parameters
Monitor for signs of anaphylaxis and syncope for 15 minutes after injection.
Drug Interactions
Decrease effect with immunosuppressive agents (e.g. corticosteroids, antimetabolites).
Lab Interference
May interfere with urine antigen detection for Haemophilus influenzae type b infection for 2 weeks.
Description: DTP-HIB vaccine, a combined vaccine of adsorbed diphtheria, tetanus toxoids, acellular pertussis and of Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccines, promotes immunity against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and Haemophilus influenzae type b infections.
Store between 2-8°C. Do not freeze.
MIMS Class
Vaccines, Antisera & Immunologicals
ATC Classification
J07AG52 - haemophilus influenzae B, combinations with pertussis and toxoids ; Belongs to the class of hemophilus influenzae B vaccines.
Anon. Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine and Haemophilus influenzae b Conjugate Vaccine. Lexicomp Online. Hudson, Ohio. Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information, Inc. Accessed 16/07/2018.

Buckingham R (ed). Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Haemophilus Influenzae Vaccines. Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference [online]. London. Pharmaceutical Press. Accessed 16/07/2018.

Buckingham R (ed). Vaccines. Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference [online]. London. Pharmaceutical Press. Accessed 16/07/2018.

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