Quadracel is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) whooping cough + diphtheria + tetanus + inactivated polio vaccine. On this page you will find out more about Quadracel, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: whooping cough + diphtheria + tetanus + inactivated polio vaccine
Information for medicine and pack size:
Quadracel injection suspension, 0.5 mL vial
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.
What this medicine is for
QUADRACEL is indicated for primary immunisation of children from the age of 2 months to 12 months against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, poliomyelitis. QUADRACEL is also indicated for the fourth dose for children from 15 months to 6 years of age who have been immunised previously with three doses of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio vaccines.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Sterile, uniform, cloudy, white to off-white suspension|
|Dosage Form||Injection, suspension|
|Route of administration||Intramuscular|
1 monodose vials: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5 monodose vials: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Do not Freeze|
|Life time||30 Months|
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.
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.