Generic names: Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed Suspension for Intramuscular Injection
Indication and Usage: For active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis as a five-dose series in infants and children 6 weeks through 6 years of age (prior to 7th birthday).
INFANRIX (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed) is a
noninfectious, sterile vaccine for intramuscular administration. Each 0.5-mL dose is formulated
to contain 25 Lf of diphtheria toxoid, 10 Lf of tetanus toxoid, 25 mcg of inactivated pertussis
toxin (PT), 25 mcg of filamentous hemagglutinin (FHA), and 8 mcg of pertactin (69 kiloDalton
outer membrane protein). Each 0.5-mL dose contains aluminum hydroxide as adjuvant (formulated to contain 0.5 mg aluminum) and 4.4 mg of sodium chloride. The aluminum content is measured by assay. Each dose also contains ≤100 mcg of residual formaldehyde and ≤100 mcg of polysorbate 80 (Tween 80).
DAPTACEL is a sterile isotonic suspension of pertussis antigens and diphtheria and tetanus toxoids adsorbed on aluminum phosphate, for intramuscular injection. Each 0.5 mL dose contains 15 Lf diphtheria toxoid, 5 Lf tetanus toxoid and acellular pertussis antigens [10 mcg detoxified pertussis toxin (PT), 5 mcg filamentous hemagglutinin (FHA), 3 mcg pertactin (PRN), and 5 mcg fimbriae types 2 and 3 (FIM)]. Other ingredients per 0.5 mL dose include 1.5 mg aluminum phosphate (0.33 mg of aluminum) as the adjuvant, ≤5 mcg residual formaldehyde, <50 ng residual glutaraldehyde and 3.3 mg (0.6% v/v) 2-phenoxyethanol (not as a preservative).
Manufacturer-listed adverse reactions:
DTAP (Infanrix) can cause Encephalopathy, Syncope (fainting), Cellulitis, Bronchitis, Lymphadenopathy, Thrombocytopenia, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Anaphylactic reaction, Hypersensitivity, Hypotonia (floppy infant syndrome), Respiratory tract infection, Ear pain, Cyanosis (blue skin), Apnea, Angioedema (swelling), Erythema, Pruritus (chronic itching), Urticaria (hives).
DTAP (Daptacel) can cause Lymphadenopathy, Cyanosis (blue skin), Nausea, Diarrhea, Cellulitis, Injection site abscess, Hypersensitivity, Screaming, Syncope (fainting), Somnolence (sleepiness), Hypotonia (floppy infant syndrome), HHE, Anaphylactic reaction: edema, face edema, swelling face, pruritus (chronic itching), rash generalized, Erythematous, macular, maculo-papular, Convulsions: febrile convulsion, grand mal convulsion, partial seizures.
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