Boostrix

Boostrix

Manufacturer:

GlaxoSmithKline

Distributor:

Zuellig
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Diphtheria, tetanus & acellular pertussis (adsorbed, reduced antigen)
Indications/Uses
Booster vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis of individuals ≥4 yr.
Dosage/Direction for Use
0.5 mL as a single dose by deep IM inj in deltoid region.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity or to subjects showing signs of hypersensitivity after previous administration of diphtheria, tetanus or pertussis vaccines. Encephalopathy of unknown etiology occurring w/in 7 days following previous pertussis-containing vaccination. Transient thrombocytopenia or neurological complications following an earlier immunization against diphtheria &/or tetanus.
Special Precautions
Acute severe febrile illness (postpone vaccination). Temp ≥40°C; collapse or shock-like state; persistent, inconsolable crying lasting ≥3 hr w/in 48 hr of vaccination. Convulsions w/ or w/o fever occurring w/in 3 days of vaccination. Progressive neurological disorders including infantile spasms, uncontrolled epilepsy or progressive encephalopathy. Thrombocytopenia or bleeding disorders. Immunosuppressed patients. Do not administer IV. Syncope may occur. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Adults, adolescents & childn ≥10 yr: Headache; inj site reactions (including pain, redness & swelling), fatigue, malaise. Dizziness; nausea, GI disorders; fever ≥37.5°C, inj site reactions (eg, inj site mass & abscess sterile). Childn 4-9 yr: Irritability; somnolence; inj site reactions (including pain, redness & swelling), fatigue. Headache; diarrhea, vomiting, GI disorders; fever ≥37.5°C (including fever >39°C).
Drug Interactions
MIMS Class
Vaccines, Antisera & Immunologicals
ATC Classification
J07AJ52 - pertussis, purified antigen, combinations with toxoids ; Belongs to the class of pertussis bacterial vaccines.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Boostrix vaccine (inj)
Packing/Price
(pre-filled syringe + 2 sterile needles) 0.5 mL x 1's
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