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DTaP, Haemophilus Influenza B, Inactivated Polio Virus Vaccine Injection (DIPHTHERIA/TETANUS/PERTUSSIS/POLIO/HAEMOPHILUS VACCINE-INJECTION)

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • prevent bacterial infection
  • prevent viral infection

Brand Name(s): Pentacel

Generic Name: DTaP/Haemophilus Influenza B/Inactivated Polio Virus Vaccine, DTaP-vIPV-Hib (Generic for Pentacel)


This medicine will be given to you at the doctor's office.

This medicine is given as an injection into a muscle.

This medicine should be given by a trained health care provider.

If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.

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


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.

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.

  • decreased appetite
  • crying
  • diarrhea
  • drowsiness or sedation
  • fever
  • pain, redness, swelling near injection
  • irritability

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

  • decreased awareness or responsiveness
  • dizziness
  • ear problems (ringing in the ears, hearing loss)
  • fainting
  • high fever
  • muscle weakness
  • seizures
  • 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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