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Active ingredients: diphtheria + tetanus + pertussis 3 component vaccine
What it is used for
BOOSTRIX is indicated for booster vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis of individuals aged four years and older (see Section 4.2 DOSE AND METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION).,BOOSTRIX is also indicated for passive protection against pertussis in early infancy following maternal immunisation during pregnancy (see Section 4.2 DOSE AND METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION, Section 4.6 FERTILITY, PREGNANCY AND LACTATION and 5.1 PHARMACODYNAMIC PROPERTIES).,The use of BOOSTRIX should be in accordance with official recommendations.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient diphtheria + tetanus + pertussis 3 component vaccine
This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.
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
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