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Brand name: Adacel Polio TM

Active ingredients: whooping cough + diphtheria + tetanus + inactivated polio vaccine

What it is used for

Adacel-Polio is indicated for active immunisation against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and poliomyelitis in adults, adolescents and children aged 4 years and older as a booster following primary immunisation. Children 4-6 years of age should have already received four doses of DTPa and IPV or OPV. ADACEL POLIO is not intended for primary immunisation. The use of ADACEL POLIO should be determined on the basis of official recommendations.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intramuscular
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Refrigerate
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Sterile, uniform, cloudy, white suspension.

Do I need a prescription?

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

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

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

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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