About Pentaxim Products

Uses of Pentaxim Products

Diphtheria Toxoid+Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Capsular Polysaccharide+Pertussis Toxoid+Tetanus Toxoid+Inactivated Polio Vaccine is used to prevent diphtheria, influenza (flu), pertussis, tetanus and Polio.

Pentaxim Products side effects


Side Effects of Pentaxim are Injection site redness, Pain, Induration (hardening of a normally soft tissue or organ), Irritation, Fever.

How Pentaxim Products work

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.

Patient Concerns about Pentaxim Products

Frequently asked questions about Pentaxim Products

Frequently asked questions about Pentaxim Products

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.

Products for Pentaxim

Pentaxim Vaccine
vial of 0.5 ml Injection
Sanofi India Ltd
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