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Diphtheria Toxoid / Pertussis, Acellular / Poliovirus Vaccine, Inactivated / Tetanus Toxoid Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 3, 2020.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Poliomyelitis Prophylaxis

4 through 6 years old: 0.5 mL intramuscularly once

Usual Pediatric Dose for Diphtheria Prophylaxis

4 through 6 years old: 0.5 mL intramuscularly once

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pertussis Prophylaxis

4 through 6 years old: 0.5 mL intramuscularly once

Usual Pediatric Dose for Tetanus Prophylaxis

4 through 6 years old: 0.5 mL intramuscularly once

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-Severe hypersensitivity (e.g. anaphylaxis) to any of the ingredients
-Encephalopathy (e.g. coma, decreased consciousness, prolonged seizures) of unknown etiology within 7 days of a pertussis-containing vaccine
-Boostrix-IPV(R): Progressive neurologic disorder (including infantile spasms, uncontrolled epilepsy, or progressive encephalopathy) until treatment has been established and the condition stabilized

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 4 or older than 7 years; this drug is not recommended for use in these patients.

To report suspected adverse reactions, contact the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at: https://vaers.hhs.gov

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-The deltoid muscle of the upper arm is the preferred administration site.
-For intramuscular use only; do not administer intravenously, intradermally, or subcutaneously

Storage requirements: Refrigerate; do not freeze.

Reconstitution/preparation techniques: Shake vigorously to obtain a homogenous, turbid, white suspension.

Further information

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