diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis-haemophilus vaccine-injection, Tetramune


BRAND NAME(S): Tetramune

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: This medication is given to provide protection (immunity) against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and haemophilus b (Hib) diseases in children from 2 months of age up to five years of age.

HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection by a health care professional. It is usually given in the upper arm or in the upper thigh. It is routinely administered at 2, 4, 6 and 15 or 18 months of age as indicated in the recommended immunization schedule for infants and children.

SIDE EFFECTS: Most common is redness, warmth, swelling or pain at the injection site beginning within 3 days. For several weeks, it may be possible to feel a firm, hard spot at the injection site. Mild fever, irritability, sleepiness, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, cold symptoms or weakness may last 1-7 days. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your child's doctor. Notify your child's doctor if any of the following occur: high fever, persistent inconsolable crying beginning within 48 hours of the vaccination and lasting longer than 3 hours, seizure, unresponsiveness, breathing trouble. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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