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Pentaxim 30 IU|0.5ml / 40 IU|0.5ml / 25mcg|0.5ml / 25mcg|0.5ml / 8mcg|0.5ml / 10mcg|0.5ml / 40 D-antigen / 8 D-antigen / 32-D antigen / 10mcg|0.5ml injection

Brand: Sanofi
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Pentaxim 30 IU|0.5ml / 40 IU|0.5ml / 25mcg|0.5ml / 25mcg|0.5ml / 8mcg|0.5ml / 10mcg|0.5ml / 40 D-antigen / 8 D-antigen / 32-D antigen / 10mcg|0.5ml injection is composed of Diphtheria toxoid (30 IU|0.5ml ) ( 40 IU|0.5ml ) ( 25mcg|0.5ml ) ( 25mcg|0.5ml ) ( 8mcg|0.5ml ) ( 10mcg|0.5ml ) ( 40 D-antigen ) ( 8 D-antigen ) ( 32-D antigen )

Primary Uses

Indications

This medicine is used to provide active immunisation (protection) against diphtheria (bacterial infection causing sore throat and fever), tetanus (bacterial infection invading the nerves and causing muscle spasms and rigidity), pertussis (uncontrollable, highly contagious coughing making it hard to breathe), Hepatitis B (inflammatory infection of Liver) and invasive disease caused by haemophilus influenzae (flu) in infants from the age of 6 weeks and those who received 1st dose of hepatitis B vaccine at birth.

Side Effects

This medicine might cause local pain (at injection site) with allergy, fever following the dosage, persistent crying, irritability, headache, loss of appetite, malaise (general weakness), somnolence (drowsiness or strong urge to sleep) or some neurological effects.

Warnings

Pregnancy

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant.

Lactation

Please consult your doctor before getting this vaccine while lactating/breastfeeding.

Precautions

Caution is advised while giving this vaccine to children with a familial history of Epilepsy (neurologic disorder due to abnormal electrical activity in brain) and to children with history of severe local reaction (skin eruptions or injection site soreness) should be given DPT shot in one limb and Hib on the other.

Contraindications

Avoid taking this medicine in case of an acute illness (sudden onset illness) and history of convulsions (a sudden irregular movement of body due to muscle twitching) commonly associated with brain disorders like epilepsy - abnormal electrical activity in the brain or presence of toxins in body like in high-grade fever.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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