Brand name:- Tetraxim
Composition:- Diphtheria Toxoid (30IU) + Tetanus Toxoid (40IU) + Pertussis Toxoid (25mcg) + Filamentous Haemagglutinin (25mcg) + Poliomyelitis Virus Type 1 (40D antigen unit) + Poliomyelitis Virus Type 2 (8D antigen unit) + Poliomyelitis virus type 3 (32D antigen unit)
Indication:- Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, and Polio
Storage:- Store in a refrigerator
Tetraxim vaccine combines four vaccines into one and helps to prevent bacterial infections (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) and poliovirus. This vaccine builds up immunity and helps to fight against the disease and mild infection. It is administered in the infant and toddler. Tetraxim vaccine contains full-dose antigens, which stimulate adequate immune response with better tolerability.
Tetraxim vaccine is a combination of four vaccines that help to reduce the number of injections and increase comfort. This vaccine protects infants and toddlers from four major diseases: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, and Polio. It helps the immune system to produce antibodies and the Textraxim vaccine is administered as an injection under the skin or into the muscle of the arm (upper-side). It is highly advised to not self-administer the vaccine.
Below mentioned things must be known before receiving the dose of the Tetraxim vaccine. After reading the below-stated points and some doubt came into your mind or any one of them is applicable do not receive the vaccine. Make sure to contact your medical representative as soon as possible.
Allergic to other vaccines that provide protection from whooping cough.
Allergic to any of the active ingredients present in this medication.
Severe infection with a high temperature, the minor infection should not be a problem.
Suffering from evolving encephalopathy (cerebral lesions)
Allergic to any other vaccine or neomycin (an antibiotic used to treat skin infections).
The side effect of the Tetraxim vaccine is different and it may cause some adverse or mild reactions because it is a sign that the vaccine has triggered an immune response of a dosage. Your medical practitioner advises you on how to manage the side effects that occur after getting a vaccine. Consult your healthcare professional if you experience any side effects during the course of this medicine.
Common side effects
If side effects occur and interfere with your daily activities, consult your healthcare professional or pharmacist.
Dosage administration of the Tetraxim vaccine is followed according to the official recommendations and given under the supervision of healthcare professionals and medical practitioners. Below stated points are broadly classified:-
Tetraxim vaccine is given to infants and toddlers and this vaccine is consist of three injections at an interval of one or two months from the age of 2 months,
3 doses of the Tetraxim injection can also be administered at the age of 3, 5, and 12 months.
This vaccine helps the body in developing immunity and produces antibodies to protect from infections.
The schedule of this vaccination is recommended between 5 and 12 years of age.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not forget to discuss any significant facts about your health and medical history with your healthcare professional or medical practitioner. Below stated factors that may affect the use of this medication:-
Before receiving the Tetraxim vaccine, if you have a fever or any other infection your healthcare professional may recommend you to wait until you get better.
Tetraxim vaccine may be safe for use because it may not affect the functioning of the liver. However, it is necessary to contact a healthcare professional.
If you are receiving immunosuppressive therapy it is recommended to wait till the therapy is complete because it may decrease the response of the Tetraxim vaccine.
Consult your medical practitioner before receiving the Tetraxim vaccine because it can cause an allergic reaction.
Do not use the Tetraxim vaccine if you have any kidney problems. The vaccination may be safe for use but it is necessary to consult your healthcare professional.
Q1. What is the use of the Tetraxim vaccine?
Ans. This vaccine is a combination of four vaccines into one and helps to prevent bacterial infections (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) and poliovirus. It builds up immunity and also helps to fight against the disease.
Q2. What are the side effects of the Tetraxim vaccine?
Ans. Some of the common side effects are:- Fainting, Diarrhea, Unusual crying, Sleepiness, Headache, Vomiting, Muscle pain, Loss of appetite, Drowsiness, etc.
Q3. In what strength is the Tetraxim vaccine given?
Ans. Tetraxim vaccine is administered with a strength of 0.5mL.
Q4. How should I take Tetraxim injection?
Ans. Tetraxim injection is given by a medical professional or a healthcare provider. It is highly advised to not self-administer the vaccine.
Q5. How is the Tetraxim injection stored?
Ans. Store Tetraxim vaccine in a refrigerator. Do not shake or freeze the vial.
Q6. What is the right age to get a Tetraxim vaccine?
Ans. Tetraxim vaccine is administered in infants and toddlers.
Q7. Is the Tetraxim vaccine safe for use in kidney patients?
Ans. Tetraxim vaccines may be safe for use as they may not affect the functioning of the kidney. However, it is necessary to contact a medical professional.
Q8. Is the Tetraxim vaccine safe to use in breastfeeding women?
Ans. During breastfeeding, the Tetraxim vaccine may not be safe for use in women as it may harm the newborn baby.
Q9. Does the Tetraxim vaccine damage the liver?
Ans. It may be safe for use because the vaccine may not affect the functioning of the liver. However, it is necessary to contact a medical professional.
Q10. Is it safe to take the Tetraxim vaccine during pregnancy?
Ans. During pregnancy, the Tetraxim vaccine may not be safe for use in women as it may affect the growth of the developing baby.