Tetraxim

Tetraxim

Manufacturer:

Sanofi Pasteur

Distributor:

Zuellig
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Diphtheria toxoid ≥30 IU; tetanus toxoid ≥40 IU; Bordetella pertussis antigens: Pertussis toxoid 25 mcg, filamentous haemagglutinin 25 mcg; inactivated poliovirus: Type 1 (Mahoney) 40 D-antigen units, type 2 (MEF-1) 8 D-antigen units, type 3 (Saukett) 32 D-antigen units
Indications/Uses
Protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis & poliomyelitis in childn from age of 2 mth.
Dosage/Direction for Use
IM 2 inj w/ an interval of 2 mth, 1 at the age of 2 mth & 1 at the age 4 mth, followed by 1 booster inj at the age of 11 mth, then another booster inj at the age of 6 years, or, 3 inj at an interval of 1-2 mth from the age of 2 mth, followed by 1 booster inj 1 yr after primary vaccination ie, w/in the 2nd yr of life & another booster inj between 5 & 13 yr of age.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to glutaraldehyde, neomycin, streptomycin & polymixin B or to pertussis vaccines (acellular or whole cell). Evolving encephalopathy or encephalopathy w/in 7 days of a previous dose of pertussis vaccine. Postpone vaccination in case of febrile or acute disease.
Special Precautions
Concomitant use w/ corticosteroids, cytotoxic drugs, radiotherapy or other drugs that may weaken the immune system. Guillain-Barre syndrome or brachial neuritis. Blood disoders eg, thrombocytopenia or clotting disorders. Fever ≥40°C, collapse or shock-like state w/ hypotonic-hyporesponsive episode, persistent, inconsolable crying lasting ≥3 hr w/in 48 hr vaccination; convulsions (w/ or w/o fever) w/in 3 days of vaccination. Edematous reactions of the lower limbs after inj of H. influenzae type b.
Adverse Reactions
Loss of appetite; nervousness, irritability, abnormal crying; somnolence, headache; vomiting; myalgia; erythema, inj-site pain, edema, fever ≥38°C, malaise. Insomnia, sleep disorder; diarrhea; induration.
ATC Classification
J07CA02 - diphtheria-pertussis-poliomyelitis-tetanus ; Belongs to the class of combined bacterial and viral vaccines.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Tetraxim vaccine (inj)
Packing/Price
0.5 mL x 1's (P980/pre-filled syringe)
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