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Boostrix Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) (Boostrix)?
- What are the possible side effects of this vaccine (Boostrix)?
- What is the most important information I should know about this vaccine (Boostrix)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving this vaccine (Boostrix)?
- How is this vaccine given (Boostrix)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Boostrix)?
- What happens if I overdose (Boostrix)?
- What should I avoid before or after receiving this vaccine (Boostrix)?
- What other drugs will affect tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis vaccine (Boostrix)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Boostrix)?
Since this vaccine is given as a one time injection, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule.
What happens if I overdose (Boostrix)?
An overdose of this vaccine is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid before or after receiving this vaccine (Boostrix)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity after receiving a Tdap vaccine.
What other drugs will affect tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis vaccine (Boostrix)?
Before receiving this vaccine, tell the doctor about all other vaccines you have recently received.
Also tell the doctor if you have recently received drugs or treatments that can weaken the immune system, including:
- an oral, nasal, inhaled, or injectable steroid medicine;
- medications to treat psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other autoimmune disorders, such as azathioprine (Imuran), etanercept (Enbrel), leflunomide (Arava), and others; or
- medicines to treat or prevent organ transplant rejection, such as basiliximab (Simulect), cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral, Gengraf), muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone), mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept), sirolimus (Rapamune), or tacrolimus (Prograf).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis vaccine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist may have information about this vaccine written for health professionals that you may read. You may also find additional information from your local health department or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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