Triple Antigen Vaccine

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Introduction

Triple Antigen Vaccine is a combination of three vaccines used to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough. It stimulates the immune system to act against microorganisms to prevent such infections.

Triple Antigen Vaccine is to be administered by a healthcare professional. It may cause redness, pain, and swelling at the site of injection. However, this is temporary and usually resolves on its own. Do not skip any doses and follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.

Common side effects of this medicine include weakness, injection site redness, pain, swelling, and headache. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you. Your doctor will suggest ways to cope up with the side effects.

Before taking it, inform your doctor if you are suffering from any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking it.

Uses of Triple Antigen Injection

Benefits of Triple Antigen Injection

In Tetanus

Tetanus is a serious bacterial infection that affects the nervous system and causes muscles throughout the body to become stiff and tighten. Triple Antigen Vaccine helps prevent tetanus infection. It helps the immune system to produce antibodies to fight against tetanus infection. However, it does not provide lifelong protection.

In Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that causes pain and swelling in the throat. This might cause difficulty in breathing. It might also damage the heart, kidneys and nerves. Triple Antigen Vaccine gives protection against diphtheria. It is advisable to consult your doctor for complete information regarding vaccination schedules.

In Pertussis

Pertussis (often called whooping cough) is an infection of the airways that can occur at any age but mostly affects infants and young children. The infection causes uncontrollable coughing that can make it difficult to breathe. Triple Antigen Vaccine gives protection from pertussis. Consult your doctor for complete information regarding vaccination schedules.

Side effects of Triple Antigen Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Triple Antigen

  • Headache
  • Injection site redness
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Weakness
  • Gastrointesinal symptoms

How to use Triple Antigen Injection

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

How Triple Antigen Injection works

Triple Antigen Vaccine 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 Triple Antigen Vaccine. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Triple Antigen Vaccine 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
Triple Antigen Vaccine 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 Triple Antigen Vaccine 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
Triple Antigen Vaccine is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Triple Antigen Vaccine may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Triple Antigen Vaccine is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Triple Antigen Vaccine may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Triple Antigen Injection?

If you miss a dose of Triple Antigen Vaccine, please consult your doctor.

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Patient Concerns

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Can I give flexon to one and a half month baby after first triple vaccine
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Generally paracetamol is enough. In some situation you can.Consult before that.
Need mandatory test to be done for 4th month of pregnancy.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Triple marker test along with usual anc tests
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FAQs

Q. What is Triple Antigen Vaccine?

Triple Antigen Vaccine is a combination vaccine that helps protect against three different infectious diseases - diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. Triple Antigen Vaccine is used for booster vaccination against these three diseases in children (aged 4 years and above) and in adults. This vaccine is given to people who have already completed primary vaccination with the DPT vaccine. Diphtheria (a serious throat infection that may block airways), pertussis (respiratory infection known as whooping cough), and tetanus (lockjaw, muscle spasms, and paralysis) are serious and life-threatening diseases, which can be easily prevented with the help of proper vaccination.

Q. What is a booster dose or booster vaccine or booster shot?

A booster dose or booster vaccine or booster shot is an additional dose of a vaccine that may have to be administered periodically (usually once every few years) after completing the initial or primary vaccination against certain diseases. This helps to ‘boost’ your immunity against such diseases so that you are adequately protected against them.

Q. How does Triple Antigen Vaccine work?

Triple Antigen Vaccine works by causing the body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against three life-threatening diseases caused by bacterial infection, that is diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough).

Q. When should Triple Antigen Vaccine not be given?

Triple Antigen Vaccine should not be given if you have had an allergic reaction to Triple Antigen Vaccine or any of its ingredients. Signs of an allergic reaction may include itchy skin rash, shortness of breath or swelling of the face or tongue. Get emergency medical help if you notice any such signs. Consult your doctor if you have a severe infection with a high temperature. A minor infection such as a cold should not be a problem, but talk to your doctor about , greater than or equal to 40°C. this before being vaccinated. Triple Antigen Vaccine should be avoided if the person has experienced any inflammation of the brain or problems with the nervous system within 7 days after previous vaccination with a vaccine against pertussis (whooping cough) disease. If you have experienced a temporary reduction in blood platelets (which increases risk of bleeding or bruising), or problems with the brain or nerves after previous vaccination with a vaccine against diphtheria and/or tetanus, this vaccine cannot be given. Do not use this vaccine if the expiry date printed on the pack has passed or if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. If you are not sure whether Triple Antigen Vaccine should be given, talk to your doctor.

Q. How is Triple Antigen Vaccine given?

Triple Antigen Vaccine is only given by a doctor or a trained healthcare professional into a muscle (intramuscularly), normally the upper arm muscle. Do not administer this vaccine yourself. Firm pressure should be applied to the injection site, without any rubbing, for at least two minutes. Due caution should be exercised, especially in patients with bleeding problems or low platelet counts since they are at risk of bleeding, following an injection into a muscle. In patients with bleeding problems, the dose may need to be given under the skin (subcutaneously). Triple Antigen Vaccine is never given into a vein (intravenously).

Q. How many doses of Triple Antigen Vaccine are needed?

A single dose of Triple Antigen Vaccine is recommended and helps keep you protected from diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. Repeat vaccination against these diseases should be performed at intervals as per official recommendations (generally every 10 years).

Q. What if I miss a dose of Triple Antigen Vaccine?

If a scheduled booster dose of Triple Antigen Vaccine is missed, talk to your doctor and arrange another visit as soon as possible.

Q. What are the side effects of Triple Antigen Vaccine?

The most common side effects of Triple Antigen Vaccine are headache, injection site redness, pain or swelling and weakness. It may also cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as loss of appetite or feeling sick (nausea), vomiting, constipation or diarrhea. Not everyone experiences these side effects. If any of these side effects worry you or persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor.

Q. Who should get Triple Antigen Vaccine?

Triple Antigen Vaccine may be administered from the age of 10 years onwards, as per the advice of your doctor. It is recommended that adults get one dose of Triple Antigen Vaccine in place of their next tetanus-diphtheria booster if they have never got this vaccine before. A tetanus-diphtheria booster is usually given once every 10 years to adults. You may need Triple Antigen Vaccine before the 10-year interval if you are going to be in close contact with a newborn or if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor to find out if you need to get this vaccine.

Q. Can I faint because of Triple Antigen Vaccine?

Syncope (fainting) can occur following, or even before, any vaccination especially in adolescents as a psychogenic response to the needle injection. This can be accompanied by several neurological signs such as transient visual disturbance, paraesthesia and tonic-clonic limb movements during recovery. It is important that procedures are in place to avoid injury from faints.

Q. Is Triple Antigen Vaccine safe to use in pregnancy and lactation?

Yes, Triple Antigen Vaccine is generally safe to be used in pregnancy and lactation. However, inform your doctor if you are planning to conceive, pregnant or breastfeeding before taking Triple Antigen Vaccine to receive more details on the appropriate time to receive Triple Antigen Vaccine.

Q. What are the benefits of Triple Antigen Vaccine during pregnancy?

Triple Antigen Vaccine during pregnancy provides protection to both the mother and baby by transfer of vaccine-induced antibodies during the pregnancy. There is an additional benefit of reduced risk of transmission of infection from the mother to baby. It actually is a win-win situation. The baby is protected before birth and protection continues even after birth (for the first year of life). Infants are not adequately protected, especially against pertussis at birth. The vaccination for newborn babies, especially against pertussis, begins only at 6 weeks, that might put them at risk of developing the disease and its complications at birth in the first few months of life.

Q. Is Triple Antigen Vaccine a safe vaccine?

Various studies and trials have shown that Triple Antigen Vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine. Hence, it has been approved for use and recommended by various medical organizations and doctors all around the world. By preventing life-threatening diseases like diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus, it has proven to be of immense benefit. Triple Antigen Vaccine is also well tolerated. Any side effects that may be seen with this vaccine are usually minor and tend to resolve quickly.

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References

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