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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
  • 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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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
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  • GuildLink
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