diphtheria/tetanus/acellular pertussis (pediatric) - injection, Daptacel, Infanrix, Tripedia (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Mild fever, irritability, vomiting, loss of appetite, sleepiness, diarrhea, or pain/swelling/redness at the injection site may occur. Acetaminophen may be used to reduce these effects. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell the doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that the doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to your child is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell the doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: high fever (105 degrees F/40 degrees C or higher), persistent crying (beginning within 48 hours of the injection and lasting longer than 3 hours), seizure, listlessness/unresponsiveness, numbness/tingling, muscle weakness/floppy muscles.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, severe dizziness, trouble breathing, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat).This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact the doctor or pharmacist.Contact your doctor for medical advice about side effects. The following numbers do not provide medical advice, but in the US, you may report side effects to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at 1-800-822-7967. In Canada, you may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: Before your child receives this vaccination, tell the doctor or pharmacist if your child is allergic to it; or to any other vaccines; or to latex; or if your child has any other allergies.This medication should not be used if your child has certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult the doctor or pharmacist if your child has: history of severe reaction to vaccine (e.g., paralysis, encephalopathy), uncontrolled seizures or other nervous system disorder (e.g., unresponsiveness).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your child's medical history, especially of: bleeding disorders (e.g., hemophilia, low platelets), history of Guillain-Barre syndrome, immune system disorders (e.g., autoimmune disorders, radiation treatment), illness/infection, seizures (e.g., epilepsy controlled by medication, febrile seizures), other nervous system disorders (e.g., paralysis, numbness/tingling, extreme drowsiness, confusion), previous reactions to any vaccine (e.g., high fever, seizures).This vaccine is usually not used in adults or children 7 years or older. Therefore, no information on pregnancy or breast-feeding is included. Vaccines for this age group are available. Consult your health care professional.
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