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Tdap Vaccine Prefilled Syringe (DIPHTHERIA/TETANUS/ACELLULAR PERTUSSIS VACCINE - INJECTION)

Vaccine to prevent a bacterial infection.

Brand Name(s): Adacel, Boostrix, Infanrix

Generic Name: DTaP Vaccine Adsorbed (generic for Infanrix), Tdap Vaccine (generic for Adacel), Tdap Vaccine (generic for Boostrix)

Instructions

This medicine is given as an injection into a muscle.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

Your doctor may prescribe other medications to reduce side effects. Follow instructions carefully.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Speak with your health care provider before receiving any vaccinations.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • diarrhea
  • headaches
  • pain, redness, swelling near injection
  • joint or muscle pain
  • nausea

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • high fever
  • numbness or tingling in hands and feet
  • muscle weakness
  • seizures
  • shortness of breath
  • blurring or changes of vision

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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