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Brand name: Infanrix TM

Active ingredients: diphtheria + tetanus + pertussis 3 component vaccine

What it is used for

Infanrix is indicated as fourth and fifth dose for children from 15 months of age up to and including 6 years of age who have been immunised previously with three or four doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whole-cell) vaccine. INDICATIONS AS OF 8TH JANUARY 1997 - Infanrix (DTPa) is indicated for active primary immunisation against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis when commenced between 2 months and 12 months of age. Infanrix (DTPa) is also indicated as fourth and fifth dose for children from 15 months of age up to and including 6 years of age who have been immunised previously with three or four doses of diphtheria,tetanus and pertussis (whole-cell or acellular) vaccine.

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
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

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

Visual appearance

White turbid suspension

Do I need a prescription?

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

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient diphtheria + tetanus + pertussis 3 component 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.

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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

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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