Pentaxim Special Precautions

vaccine, hib conjugate vaccine (meningococcal protein conjugate)


Sanofi Pasteur


Zuellig Pharma
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Special Precautions
Ensure that the vaccine is not injected by the intravascular route (the needle must not enter a blood vessel) or by the intradermal route.
Vaccination should be postponed in children suffering from fever or acute disease, particularly infectious disease or progressive chronic disease.
If child has a history of febrile convulsions not related to a previous vaccination, it is particularly important to monitor the temperature within 48 hrs following the vaccination and administer an antipyretic treatment to reduce the fever regularly for 48 hrs.
If child has experienced edematous reactions (or swelling) of the lower limbs occurring following an injection of a vaccine containing the Haemophilus influenzae type b component, the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis-poliomyelitis and conjugated Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccines should be administered at 2 separate injection sites on 2 different days.
If child is following an immunosuppressive treatment or suffers from immune deficiency, this may induce a decrease in the immune response to the vaccine.
List of Excipients with Known Effect: Formaldehyde.
Use of Other Vaccines: This vaccine may be administered at the same time as ROR VAX vaccine or HB-VAX DNA 5 mcg/0.5 mL vaccine, but at 2 separate sites.
If child is to be vaccinated with Pentaxim and vaccines other than those mentioned previously at the same time, ask the doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Inform the doctor or pharmacist if child is taking or has taken any other medicinal product, even in the case of nonprescription medicinal products.
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