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Certiva Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What are diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccines (Certiva)?
- What are the possible side effects of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccines (Certiva)?
- What is the most important information I should know about diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccines (Certiva)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccines (Certiva)?
- How are diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccines administered (Certiva)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Certiva)?
- What happens if I overdose (Certiva)?
- What should I avoid before or after getting diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccines (Certiva)?
- What other drugs will affect diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccines (Certiva)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Certiva)?
Contact your doctor if a dose of DTaP vaccine is missed.
What happens if I overdose (Certiva)?
An overdose of DTaP vaccine is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid before or after getting diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccines (Certiva)?
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity before or after receiving DTaP vaccine unless your doctor has told you otherwise.
What other drugs will affect diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccines (Certiva)?
Before receiving the DTaP vaccine, tell the doctor if the child is using any of the following medications:
- an oral, nasal, inhaled, or injectable steroid medicine;
- cancer chemotherapy or radiation;
- azathioprine (Imuran);
- basiliximab (Simulect);
- cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral, Gengraf);
- etanercept (Enbrel);
- leflunomide (Arava);
- muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone);
- mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept);
- sirolimus (Rapamune); or
- tacrolimus (Prograf).
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect the DTaP vaccine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications the child uses. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist may have additional information or suggest additional resources regarding DTaP vaccine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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