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Diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid is also known as: Pentacel

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 28, 2019.

Diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies are not available. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. This drug is only indicated for use in young children.

AU TGA pregnancy category B2: Drugs which have been taken by only a limited number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age, without an increase in the frequency of malformation or other direct or indirect harmful effects on the human fetus having been observed. Studies in animals are inadequate or may be lacking, but available data show no evidence of an increased occurrence of fetal damage.

US FDA pregnancy category Not Assigned: The US FDA has amended the pregnancy labeling rule for prescription drug products to require labeling that includes a summary of risk, a discussion of the data supporting that summary, and relevant information to help health care providers make prescribing decisions and counsel women about the use of drugs during pregnancy. Pregnancy categories A, B, C, D, and X are being phased out.

This drug is only indicated for use in young children.

AU TGA pregnancy category: B2
US FDA pregnancy category: Not assigned

See references

Diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid Breastfeeding Warnings

This drug is only indicated for use in young children

Excreted into human milk: Data not available
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. TGA. Therapeutic Goods Administration. Australian Drug Evaluation Committee "Prescribing medicines in pregnancy: an Australian categorisation of risk of drug use in pregnancy. Available from: URL: http://www.tga.gov.au/docs/html/medpreg.htm." ([1999]):
  2. "Product Information. Pentacel (diphth/haemophilus/pertussis/tetanus/polio)." sanofi pasteur, Swiftwater, PA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Pentacel (diphth/haemophilus/pertussis/tetanus/polio)." sanofi pasteur, Swiftwater, PA.

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