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Infanrix Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis vaccine (Infanrix)?
- What are the possible side effects of diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis vaccine (Infanrix)?
- What is the most important information I should know about diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis vaccine (Infanrix)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving this vaccine (Infanrix)?
- How is this vaccine given (Infanrix)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Infanrix)?
- What happens if I overdose (Infanrix)?
- What should I avoid before or after receiving this vaccine (Infanrix)?
- What other drugs will affect diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis vaccine (Infanrix)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Infanrix)?
Contact your doctor if you will miss a booster dose or if you get behind schedule. The next dose should be given as soon as possible. There is no need to start over.
Be sure your child receives all recommended doses of this vaccine. Your child may not be fully protected if he or she does not receive the full series.
What happens if I overdose (Infanrix)?
An overdose of this vaccine is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid before or after receiving this vaccine (Infanrix)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis vaccine (Infanrix)?
Before receiving this vaccine, tell the doctor about all other vaccines your child has recently received.
Also tell the doctor if your child has 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), efalizumab (Raptiva), 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 this 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 can provide more information about this vaccine. Additional information is available 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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