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Diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus vaccine (DTwP) (By injection)

Diphtheria Toxoid, Adsorbed (dif-THEER-ee-a TOX-oyd, ad-SORBD), Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (per-TUS-iss VAX-een ad-SORBD), Tetanus Toxoid (TET-a-nus TOX-oyd)

Protects against infections caused by diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), and pertussis (whooping cough).

Brand Name(s):

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

DTP vaccine should not be given if your child has had an allergic reaction to it. If your child develops any severe side effects (such as fever of 103 degrees F, constant crying, seizures), future shots should be with DT vaccine only. DTP vaccine is not used in children 7 years of age and older.

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable

If a dose is missed:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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