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 TM

Listen to the Pronunciation:

Active ingredients: haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate (prp-tt) vaccine

What it is used 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.

How to take it

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Injection, powder for

Pellet

The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.

Part 2: Injection, suspension

Turbid liquid, white deposit, colourless supernatant

The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.

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.

Storage instructions

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

  • 1 monodose vial and pack
  • 1 syringe (0.5mL) pack
  • 10 monodose vials and pack
  • 10 syringe (0.5mL) pack

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is Not Scheduled.

  • with or without attached needle AUST L 19009 pack

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate (prp-tt) vaccine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Download leaflet

For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

Back to top back to top

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice 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 and advice

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