diphth/haemophilus/pertussis/tetanus/polio (generic name)
Pentacel (brand name)
It is used to help prevent diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, haemophilus influenza type b, and polio infections.
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What is this medicine?DIPHTHERIA TOXOID, TETANUS TOXOID, ACELLULAR PERTUSSIS VACCINE, DTaP; HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZA TYPE B CONJUGATE VACCINE; INACTIVATED POLIOVIRUS VACCINE, IPV (dif THEER ee uh TOK soid, TET n us TOK soid, ey SEL yuh ler per TUS iss vak SEEN, DTaP; hem OFF fil us in floo En zuh tahyp B CON ju gate ed vak SEEN; in ak tuh vey ted poh lee oh vahy ruhs vak SEEN, IPV) is used to help prevent diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, haemophilus influenza type b, and polio infections.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?This vaccine is for injection into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional.
A copy of Vaccine Information Statements will be given before each vaccination. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 weeks for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What if I miss a dose?Keep appointments for follow-up (booster) doses as directed. It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
What may interact with this medicine?
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Contact your doctor or health care professional and get emergency medical care if any serious side effects occur.
This vaccine, like all vaccines, may not fully protect everyone.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
Where should I keep my medicine?This vaccine is only given in a clinic, pharmacy, doctor's office, or other health care setting and will not be stored at home.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.