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Diphtheria/acellular pertussis/tetanus vaccine (DTaP) (By injection)

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

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

Brand Name(s):

Adacel, Boostrix, Daptacel, Infanrix

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This vaccine may not be right for everyone. Your child should not receive this vaccine if he or she had an allergic or other serious reaction to tetanus, diphtheria, or pertussis vaccine. Tell the doctor if you child has seizures or other nervous system problems.

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable

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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