Diphtheria Toxoid + Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Capsular Polysaccharide + Pertussis Toxoid + Tetanus Toxoid + Inactivated Polio Vaccine is a combination of five 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.
Q. Can Pentaxim Vaccine be given to children with a weak immune system?
Yes, Pentaxim Vaccine can be given to children with a weak immune system. The weak immune system could be due to some underlying disease or if the child is treated with drugs that may weaken his/her immune system like steroids, cytotoxic drugs or radiotherapy. Vaccination may need to be delayed until the treatment is complete. Inform the doctor about the immune system of the child before vaccination.
Q. How is Pentaxim Vaccine stored?
Pentaxim Vaccine should be stored in the refrigerator between 2°C - 8°C. Do not freeze. Do not use if you notice an abnormal color or the presence of foreign particles. Keep it out of sight and reach of children.
Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Pentaxim Vaccine?
Use of Pentaxim Vaccine is not recommended in children with a known allergy to this vaccine or any of its components. The use of this vaccine is not recommended in case the child suffers from encephalopathy or has recently developed an acute illness.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 14th Dec 2018. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.