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Adacel Injection


Overview

Introduction

Adacel Injection is a prescription medicine used to prevent Diphtheria and Tetanus infections. This combination of three vaccines is also used to prevent whooping cough. It promotes the immune system to act against microorganisms to prevent such infections.

Adacel Injection is to be administered by healthcare professionals. It may cause redness, pain, and swelling at the site of infusion. This usually goes away with time.

Adacel Injection is generally well tolerated by patients, however, it has a few side effects such as fever, vomiting, headache, etc. It is important to inform your doctor if you have any kidney or liver disease.

Side effects of Adacel Injection

Common
  • Injection site redness
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Weakness
  • Headache

How to use Adacel Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Adacel Injection works

Adacel Injection is a combination of three vaccines. They help develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness but stimulates the body's immune system to produce antibodies (proteins) to protect against any future infections.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Adacel Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Adacel Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Adacel Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Adacel Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Adacel Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Adacel Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Adacel Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Adacel Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Patient Concerns

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A glass piece cut my leg what medication should i undergo
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
first take tetanus toxoid injectionand visit near by clinic for assessment of wound
Burnt due to spilling of hot milk on thighs
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
clean with savlon and apply ointment Soframycin twice a day. Get Tetanus injection if not already immunised
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References
  1. Boostrix [Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Acellular Component) Vaccine (Adsorbed, reduced antigens content) Ph. Eur.]. Mumbai, India: GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited; 2019. [Accessed 12 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Boostrix (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed). Rixensart, Belgium: GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals; 2019. [Accessed 11 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Boostrix: Product Information. Abbotsford, Victoria: GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd.; 2017. [Accessed 11 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Tripacel [Pertussis Vaccine Combined with Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids Adsorbed]. Toronto, Ontario: Sanofi Pasteur Limited; 2013. [Accessed 17 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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