Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Brand name: Infanrix Hexa

Infanrix Hexa is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) diphtheria + tetanus + pertussis + hepatitis b + polio trivalent vaccine, haemophilus influenzae type b (prp-tt) vaccine. On this page you will find out more about Infanrix Hexa, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional. Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. healthdirect medicines information is not intended for use in an emergency. If you are suffering an acute illness, overdose, or emergency condition, call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance.

Reasonable care has been taken to provide accurate information at the time of creation. This information is not intended to substitute medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be exclusively relied on to manage or diagnose a medical condition. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

Active ingredient in this medicine: diphtheria + tetanus + pertussis + hepatitis b + polio trivalent vaccine

Active ingredient in this medicine: haemophilus influenzae type b (prp-tt) vaccine

Information for medicine and pack size:
Infanrix Hexa (1 x vaccine syringe, 1 x 10 microgram vaccine vial), 1 pack

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

Read leaflet

What this medicine is for

INFANRIX hexa is indicated for primary immunisation of infants from the age of 6 weeks against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b. INFANRIX hexa is also indicated for use as booster dose if boosting with hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b, as well as diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis is required. Refer to DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION for further information.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Medicine schedule
1 monodose vial and: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
1 syringe (0.5mL): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10 monodose vials and: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10 syringe (0.5mL): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
with or without attached needle AUST L 19009: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
Part 1
Part 1
Visual appearance Pellet
Dosage Form Injection, powder for
Route of administration Intramuscular
Part 2
Part 2
Visual appearance Turbid liquid, white deposit, colourless supernatant
Dosage Form Injection, suspension
Route of administration Intramuscular

There is one type of pack available.

We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

Go to PBS site

Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

Go to ASADA site

The information displayed on this page is authored by Healthdirect Australia, or obtained from trusted sources.

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Found 2 results

Hepatitis B immunisation service

Hepatitis B vaccines are given as a needle, either on their own or as a combination vaccine. They can be provided by a variety of recognised immunisation providers. If you're eligible, you can get the hepatitis B vaccine for free under the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

Read more on Department of Health website

Childhood immunisation

Immunisation from an early age is highly recommended for all Australian children. Having your child immunised helps to protect them from the most serious childhood infections, some of which may threaten their lives.

Read more on Better Health Channel website

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice and information you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo